Larry Summers

The Shamelessness Of Bankers
In a poll last year, nearly half of the senior bankers polled acknowledged a willingness to break the law to make money. Read more...
How The New Left Killed Larry Summers' Nomination
I'm tired of people whining about the Occupy movement: "But they didn't do anything!" Read more...
The surprise about the blowback against Larry Summers proves how insulated the White House economic advisers really are. Read more...
Larry Summers Confirmation Hearing Would Be A Political Nightmare
Wouldn't this nomination be more trouble than it's worth? Read more...
158.3 Million Reasons For Obama To Appoint Yellen Fed Chairman
In his press conference yesterday, President Obama explained his defense of Larry Summers. Aside from Summers' history, there are millions of reasons why he should not chair the Fed. Read more...

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Feinstein: Woman As Head Of Fed Would Be 'Very Positive Thing' For Obama Administration
We've already discussed here some of the reasons why Larry Summers would make a terrible choice for head of the Federal Reserve. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, among others have signed a letter backing his rival for the position, Janet Yellen instead, and this Sunday, her colleague Sen. Diane Feinstein voiced her support for Yellen as well. Read more...
Summers: The Courage To Say Yes To Wall Street?
Larry Summers is the wrong guy for the wrong job at the wrong time. This pick is terrible politics and worse substance. Progressives and women’s groups will fight this tooth and nail, and any chance of the President looking like he is a fighter for the middle class on the economy will go up in smoke. Read more...
Not Sexist Summers, Please
Several years ago I had a private conversation with a woman who had been in very-high-level meetings in the Obama administration including some at the highest level. She made a very clear point that one of the reasons things happened a certain way was that in meetings Larry Summers would literally shout down women who offered a contrasting viewpoint. This was a expressed as apparently a particular problem when it came to the viewpoints of women. Read more...
Larry Summers Is A Terrible Choice For Fed Chief
Why should we support a terrible, corrupted misogynist like Larry Summer as Fed Chief? Read more...
It's the strangest thing, to listen to two intelligent progressives talk about the economy without using talking points or jargon, isn't it? Since Krugman has a new book ("End This Depression Now!"), he's out making the rounds on all the talk Read more...