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- Robert Shiller - duplicate record professor of economics at Yale University and author of "Irrational Exuberance" (Princeton University Press)
- Robert Hartwig chief economist at the Insurance Information Institute
- George Hager business reporter for USA Today
- James Glassman fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and host of TechCentralStation.com
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