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Harry R. Lewis

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Larry's Conflicts

(40) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 8:44 AM

Would Larry Summers know a conflict of interest if he tripped over it? It's an important question, given that Summers is widely reported to be a finalist to be head of the Federal Reserve Bank. Summers knows pretty much everyone in the financial world. How has he handled past situations...

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Harvard, Know Thyself

(13) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 11:31 AM

I doubt the "cheating scandal" at Harvard -- in which about 125 students were rounded up for allegedly sharing answers to an open-book take-home exam -- will teach us much about the grand moral themes raised in several recent commentaries. For example, I don't think we will learn...

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Larry Summers, Robert Rubin: Will The Harvard Shadow Elite Bankrupt The University And The Country?

(283) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 6:30 AM

Harvard's Secret Seven

At the heart of the new system of power, says Janine Wedel, is "a decline in loyalty to institutions" and "the proliferation of players who swoop in and out of organizations with which they are affiliated." There is no more vivid example of this phenomenon than Harvard...

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