Jason Furman

How the IRS Takes the Gold After the Olympics

Team USA's biggest winner of the London Olympic Games may be the IRS. Our Olympic medalists will rake in handsome rewards for representing their country, but they will also have to give a chunk back to Uncle Sam in taxes -- even though they earned the cash overseas.

Will Jeff Immelt Be Larry Summers' Replacement?

In theory, the role of the director of the White House National Economic Council is to present the president with an unbiased range of economic opinions. Larry Summers didn't do that -- he promoted his own views instead. But what will his successor do -- and will it make any difference?