President Obama seems to have made the right pick to head the Council of Economic Advisers.
Dr. Alan Krueger is an economics professor who specializes in labor issues, in particular why the boomlet of the mid-2000s produced almost no jobs (a million net jobs were created in the two Bush administrations. President Obama created that many by the end of his first year in office.)
The people have needed a voice on the inside ever since the economic royalists of the Bush administration were rousted out the door. It's years late, but it's a hopeful sign.