Fred Smith and Robert Pollin

Fred Smith is President and Founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a free market public policy group in Washington. From 1972-1978, Fred served as a Senior Policy Analyst at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Robert Pollin is Professor of Economics and founding Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the US and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the US. He co-authored the reports, Job Opportunities for the Green Economy (June 2008), and Green Recovery (September 2008), exploring the broader economic benefits of large-scale investments in a clean-energy economy in the US.