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- Joel Seligman Dean of Washington University Law School
- Gene Sperling former senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, former national economic advisor during the Clinton administration, and author of "The Pro-Growth Progressive"
- Peter Wallison Arthur F. Burns fellow in financial policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute; served as general counsel of the U.S. Treasury department in the Reagan Administration
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