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Lawrence Summers

Academic Boycotts Are Wrong -- This One May Lead to a Boycott of the ASA

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2014 | World
Peter D. Rosenstein

I would hope that the leaders of the ASA and other groups considering joining them would rethink their stance as they come under increasing pressure from individuals and academic institutions to do so.

Zach Carter

Janet Yellen's Not So Progressive Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following President Barack Obama's failed effort to install his former economic adviser Larry Summers as Federal Reserve chairman, Janet...

The People Win as Lawrence Summers Trades Power for Wealth

Robert Scheer | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Despite his occasionally populist rhetoric, Obama proved highly solicitous of Wall Street interests at the expense of Main Street, and under the guidance of Summers, the Bush strategy of bailing out Wall Street continued under Obama.

Mark Gongloff

Here's Why Wall Street Is Cheering Larry Summers' End

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business

Larry Summers may be a creature of Wall Street, but Wall Street didn't want him. News of Summers' withdrawal from the race to be the next Federal R...

Summers' Exit Could Open The Door For Chief Rival

AP | JULIE PACE and MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Lawrence Summers, who was considered the leading candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman, has withdrawn from ...

Summers Withdraws Name From Fed Chair Consideration

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers has removed his name from consideration for Federal Reserve chair, The Wall Street Journal reported on Su...

Summers Pulls Back From Citigroup

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

By P.J. Huffstutter CHICAGO, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has pulled out of speaking engagement...

The Case for Janet Yellen Gets Stronger Every Day

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

There has never been a woman chair of the Fed, and correcting that inequity is long overdue, but it's also true that Dr. Yellen is the best person for the job, male or female.

Ryan Grim

Former White House Colleague Slams Summers

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A former senior White House official who worked closely with Larry Summers is worried that his brusque manner would make him unable to g...

Obama, Summers and the Collapse of Trust

Jerome Karabel | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Obama's choice of Summers as chair of the Fed would deal a devastating blow to what little is left of the public's faith that the government will serve the common good and not the ultra-rich. For Summers is the perfect symbol of the insider's game that now dominates Washington.

Jennifer Bendery

Former Reagan Adviser Backs Janet Yellen For Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the sake of the economy, President Barack Obama should nominate Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve and the Senate should conf...

Zach Carter

Obama: Larry Summers Would Make Excellent Fed Chair

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday pushed back against rumors that his former economic adviser Larry Summers has "the inside track" among ...

Larry Summers Helped Torpedo Elizabeth Warren CFPB Nomination

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Former Obama administration economic adviser Larry Summers helped torpedo a bid from current Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) to head the Consumer Fina...

Mark Gongloff

Larry Summers Defended Enron

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.05.2013 | Business

Here's something else to add to the long list of reasons Larry Summers would make a terrible Federal Reserve chairman: He reportedly told California t...

Mark Gongloff

Larry Summers Is Also Lousy At Crisis Management

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.02.2013 | Business

In answer to the question, "Why on earth should Larry Summers be chairman of the Federal Reserve?" his supporters usually allege that he is great in a crisis. Whether you believe that depends on your definition of "great." In fact, there is plenty of evidence that Larry Summers is actually kind of terrible in a crisis.

Larry Summers: Two Women's Perspective

Natasha Sarin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Natasha Sarin

Everyone knows Larry is brilliant, but what we've come to learn over years of working with him is how invested he is in the success of those around him. And as two women interested in economics and politics, we can assure you that there is no stronger advocate for our potential than Larry Summers.

Gag Me With Lawrence Summers

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

The idea that Barack Obama would still consider appointing Lawrence Summers to head the Federal Reserve rather than order an investigation into this former White House official's Wall Street payments mocks the president's claimed concern for the disappearing middle class.

Summers Or Yellen? Don't Hold Your Breath

AP/The Huffington Post | By JULIE PACE | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is not expected to name a new chairman of the Federal Reserve until the fall, lowering...

Jason Linkins

Surely The Obama Administration Is Joking About This 'Have Larry Summers Run The Federal Reserve' Thing!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

Way way back at the end of this period of time that we like to call "the 1990s," Time magazine featured Alan Greenspan, Robert Rubin, and Larry Summer...

The Return of Lawrence Summers, Mr. Spectacular Failure

Robert Scheer | Posted 09.14.2013 | Business
Robert Scheer

Tell me it's a sick joke: Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, the guy who tops the list of those responsible for sabotaging the world's economy, is lobbying to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Will Main Street ever trust Washington again?

Don McNay | Posted 07.20.2013 | Business
Don McNay

"You know you cannot trust them They know they can't trust you." -Steve Goodman (Jimmy Buffett) "Now Watergate does not bother me Does your conscien...

It Wasn't David Stockman Who Wrecked the Economy

Robert Scheer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Why is David Stockman driving everyone crazy? The shoot-the-messenger frenzy that has greeted Sunday's New York Times op-ed by Ronald Reagan's former budget director leaves one searching for the message that has so unhinged his critics.

Higher Tech Meets Higher Ed

Robin Raskin | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Silicon Valley thrives on disruption; academia thrives on tradition. That's a recipe for tension.

Larry Summers Slams Romney's Tax Plan

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

Harvard economist Larry Summers says that Mitt Romney's tax plan fails the basic test of arithmetic. "It's just not possible to do what he says," S...

Larry Summers: We Need To Focus On Inequality Of Opportunity

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.15.2012 | Business

Larry Summers says we need to worry less about income inequality and more about inequality of opportunity. Summers, a former Treasury Secretary, Ha...