Original Co-Authors


James Baker porrtrait

JAMES A. BAKER, III, served as Secretary of State under President George H.W. Bush, Secretary of the Treasury under President Reagan and White House chief of staff under both. He is a senior partner in the law firm of Baker Botts.

HENRY M. PAULSON, JR., served as Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs. He is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute.

Martin Feldstein portrait

MARTIN FELDSTEIN served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1982 to 1984 under President Reagan. Before his passing in 2019, he was the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the NBER.

George P. Shultz portrait

GEORGE P. SHULTZ served as Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan, and as Secretary of Treasury and Labor under President Nixon. Before his passing in 2021, he was the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Ted Halstead portrait

TED HALSTEAD founded the Climate Leadership Council and served as its chairman and CEO until his untimely passing in September 2020. Previously, he founded New America, a leading public policy think tank. He co-authored The Radical Center: The Future Of American Politics.

Tom Stephenson portrait

THOMAS STEPHENSON is a partner at Sequoia Capital, a venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Stephenson previously served as the United States Ambassador to Portugal from 2007 to 2009 under President George W. Bush.

N. Gregory Mankiw portrait

N. GREGORY MANKIW served as Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2005 under President George W. Bush. He is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University.

Rob Walton portrait

ROB WALTON served as chairman of the board of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and employer, from 1992 to 2015. He is currently Chairman of the Executive Committee of Conservation International.

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