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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...

Larry Summers: 'We're Killing The Next Generation'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.06.2012 | Business

Larry Summers says Americans need to start thinking more broadly about deficits. Summers, a former Treasury Secretary and Obama economic adviser, ...

What Kind Of Inequality Is OK?

Campaign for the American Conversation | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics

Like many of us, Lawrence Summers is troubled by the gap between rich and poor in America and how that undermines our standing as “the land of oppor...

Do the Bain Hustle

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Robert Scheer

Obviously Barack Obama was right in criticizing Mitt Romney's stewardship of Bain Capital. How else to evaluate the business experience that Romney has made a central tenet of his campaign?

Foreign Tongues

Charles Kolb | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Charles Kolb

What do Newt Gingrich and Larry Summers have in common? It turns out that they both share an unfortunate skepticism about the importance in American education of studying foreign languages.

Larry Summers: The Stimulus Pays For Itself

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.23.2012 | Business

Larry Summers says the stimulus can take care of itself. Summers, who served as President Obama's top economic adviser until last year, has co-aut...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Larry Summers' Economic Solution Depends On Taxing The Rich | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Larry Summers, a former top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, said on Wednesday that the U.S. government cannot cut its way to...

The Latest Reason Larry Summers Is Unpopular

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

Larry Summers is in the running to head the World Bank. But according to tens of thousands of people that recently signed a petition, he's not the man...

The Democrats Who Unleashed Wall Street and Got Away With It

Robert Scheer | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Larry Summers, like Bill Clinton, still defends the reversal of the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, a 1999 repeal that destroyed the wall between investment and commercial banking put into place by Franklin Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression.

Research Adds Up: Girls Succeed At Math

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.12.2012 | Women
Ann Brenoff

A major study on international school math performance buries the idea once and for all that girls and women have less ability to succeed in math and science because of their biology.

How Will We Be Remembered?

Big Think | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

What will historians say about our time 100 years from now? How will our world be remembered? According to Lawrence Summers, economist and former Pres...

Too Big to Jail

Robert Scheer | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Robert Scheer

Why has Robert Rubin, the onetime treasury secretary who went on to become Citigroup chairman during the time of the corporation's financial shenanigans, never been held accountable for this and other deep damage done to the U.S. economy on his watch?

The Real Cost Of Low Confidence

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.26.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

It's not that women can't make the grade, the study found. It's that, when it comes to venturing out into the workplace, they don't think they'll fit.

Lawrence Summers Gives Great Keynote at NY Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Esther Wojcicki

Dr. Lawrence H.Summers, former President of Harvard, gave a brilliant keynote address at the New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference in which he talked about how technology will change education.

Alex Wagner

Larry Summers Takes Seat On Startup Board | Alex Wagner | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Former Treasury Secretary and former Director of the White House National Economic Council Lawrence Summers will be taking a position on t...

Summers Calls For New Stimulus

Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (REUTERS/Jeff Mason) - U.S. policy makers should reduce payroll taxes employers pay on workers' wages and focus on near-term economic g...

Harvard Admits Record Number of Black Students: But What About the Faculty?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.13.2011 | College
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Admitting students of color neither requires significant courage nor shows any real sign of meaningful progress when it comes to truly shaping the direction of a university.

New Economic Thinking Conference To Shatter Illusion of Control

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

As INET Executive Director Rob Johnson said, "last year's conference punctured the mystique of market stability (not to mention real events). This year, the conference will shatter the illusion of control."

Shahien Nasiripour

Obama's Economic Policy Architect Says Job Growth Around The Corner; Unemployment Above 9 Percent For 20 Months | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two years into the Obama administration the architect of the president's economic policy remains resolute that, if the nation simply waits, job growth...

Perps in the White House

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

While it is widely recognized that the banking meltdown has left enormous economic pain and political upheaval in its wake, it is amazing that the folks who created this mess are rewarded with ever more important positions in our government.

Which Colleges Landed Celebrity Professors This Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Those who prescribe to the old adage "those who can't do, teach," will have to think again -- this year, a slew of writers, politicians and even celeb...

Return of the Great Triangulator

Robert Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Scheer

How desperate is Obama that he would turn to the great triangulator, Bill Clinton, who opened the floodgates to banking greed, for validation of the sorry opportunistic hodgepodge that passes for this administration's economic policy?

Dan Froomkin

Summers, Unapologetic To The Bitter End | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his final public remarks as head of President Obama's National Economic Council on Monday morning, Larry Summers, to no one's surprise, had nothin...

Lawrence Summers Needs to Retool his Wall Street Tilt

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Clemons

Summers, no matter what some critics say, is a formidable intellectual heavyweight on economics policy -- and will continue to be, long after he leaves the White House. However, he needs to retool.

"Dude," Where's My President!?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

My biggest problem with Obama's Daily Show appearance was that it was a dreadful performance. The president was unattractively defensive, and at times rambling, humorless, pleading and frustrated.