Tag Archives: Larry Summers

Fed Vice Chair, Stanley Fischer, Exit Stage Left

This one is going to hurt.   Stanley Fischer is one of, if not, our favorite economist. As Larry Summers points out in his recent piece in the Washington Post, The Fed and the international monetary system will be weaker for … Continue reading

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Larry Summers on inequality and Piketty – FT

There is an attempt to make capitalism more inclusive. But who is it excluding? John Authers asks former US treasury secretary Larry Summers if he agrees with Thomas Piketty’s thesis that inequality is increasing, and asks how capitalism can be … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Larry Summers on Charlie Rose

Larry Summers of Harvard University on the economy. Click here for interview (click here if picture is no observable)

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Our Pick for World Bank President: Arminio Fraga

Bloomberg’s Tom Keene reported this morning that Bill Gates is on the short list to replace  Robert Zoellick as President of the World Bank.   As former Bank employees we’re O.K. with that and kind of surprised Hillary isn’t on the … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Lightning Speed Economics

In today’s FT column Larry Summers quotes our late friend Rudiger Dornbusch, In economics, things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could.

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Quote of the Day: Euro Debt Crisis

“Europe is testing the limits of reactive incremental strategy … The laws of economics, like the laws of physics, do not respect political constraints.”  – Larry Summers at the World Economic Forum

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Larry Summers on structual change in U.S. labor market

In one of his first interviews since leaving the White House,  Larry Summers talks about the structural changes taking place in the U.S. labor market on today’s GPS with Fareed Zakaria.  He mentions the IT take-off and the new jobs … Continue reading

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“I’ve already considered that idea and rejected it.”

We found Ezra Klein’s take on Steven Rattner’s, Overhaul, quite amusing, [Larry] Summers is also one of the book’s more amusing characters. His intellectual and managerial style are distinct enough that the index has six entries under “Larry Summers; style.” … Continue reading

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