There’s a reason why national business outlets like the Wall Street Journal and CNBC look to Neel Kashkari for smart, savvy—and at times contrarian—views on big-picture economic issues. We’re lucky to have him in Minneapolis. Kashkari started his career as an aerospace engineer. Just accept the facts: He’s smarter than most of us. Earlier this year, a writer with New York magazine argued that President Trump should have tapped Kashkari as Fed chairman. If the economy becomes increasingly shaky, Kashkari’s perspectives and insights will become increasingly important in 2020.