Glenn Hubbard is dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and coauthor of "Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity". From 2001 to 2003, Hubbard served as President George W. Bush's first chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. During that time, he was instrumental in designing the Bush tax cuts. I called him to ask what he thought of their limited extension, and the deal Republicans cut to secure it.

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Economist and Republican Glenn Hubbard was the chief architect of the Bush tax cuts now at the heart of debate in Washington.  conomist and Democrat Alice Rivlin was at the heart of Clinton-era economic policy, when the U.S. budget was put on a path to surplus. Now, they’re both talking about looming crisis for the U.S. economy, and finding common ground to save the U.S. economy. Is there enough common ground there? Enough to avoid gridlock, find a course, and get our act together?

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Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School and member of the Bush administration's economic team, and Peter Navarro, CNBC contributor and business professor at UC Irvine, discuss their new book Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs Through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, in which they offer their views on saving the economy.

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Companies are starting to spend, but, instead of hiring, they are stocking up on their own stock, companies already buying back a record $273 billion worth of their own shares this year. That is on top of the nearly $2 trillion in cash they are sitting on already.Glenn Hubbard says extend the Bush tax cut, and they will have incentive to hire, instead of hoard. Watch the interview on

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