Press author Marina Whitman contributes to ‘Crain’s Detroit Business’ post-election panel

by Brianne Johnson on November 26, 2012

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Participating as a panelist for a Crain’s Detroit Business post-election round table discussion, Press author Marina von Neumann Whitman – a highly respected economist, the first woman to serve on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and a former officer of the General Motors Corporation – along with a selection of esteemed executives, confronted the election season’s most controversial topics, from the Affordable Care Act to the national deficit.

“[W]e need to stimulate spending now and then the president really has to do what he wouldn’t do while he was running and that is tackle the long-term issues, which are entitlements,” Whitman responded when Crain’s Executive Editor and round table moderator Cindy Goodacre asked what panelists thought was the most important thing for the president to focus on in his final term. To find out more about Whitman’s and other panelists’ thoughts on how business will be affected post-election, click here.

Whitman is the author of the recently published memoir The Martian’s Daughter, which details what it was like to grow up as the daughter of John von Neumann, one of the five Hungarian scientific geniuses dubbed “the martians” by their colleagues, as well as the difficulties Whitman encountered as an early entrant into a world dominated by men and how she overcame the obstacles to rise to the top in a variety of professional arenas. The Martian’s Daughter is one of ten Press titles on sale for 40% off through December 31 as part of our holiday sale. To view the full list of sale titles and place an order, click here, and remember to enter the promotional code GIFTS2012 upon checkout.

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