Tag Archives: Larry Summers

Divisions on the Left: Jeffrey Sachs Responds to Summers and Krugman

Here’s an excerpt from a provocative article written by Jeffrey Sachs this week: [I]t is very frustrating to read Paul Krugman again today write about our current stagnation with so little reflection on his part that his own preferred stimulus … Continue reading

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Have Larry Summers and Paul Krugman Just Had Their Dimon/Dudley Moment?

With my kids getting older, I no longer get much chance to play “What’s wrong with this picture?” This is the game you’ll occasionally find on a children’s menu that’s based on a picture with, say, a guy holding an … Continue reading

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Why Larry Summers’ Ego Matters

‘Larry Summers for Fed Chair’ proponents are working hard to reverse his generally poor reputation and seem to have gained some ground. They’ve tempted even Fed skeptics like me with reports that Summers doesn’t believe much in quantitative easing. But … Continue reading

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For the Next Fed Head, Obama seems to be Choosing between a Yawn and a Hiss

Update (August 1) – I shortened this article slightly from the original. Based on media reports over the past few weeks, there are two clear front-runners in the competition to be named Ben Bernanke’s successor as Fed chairman. Current Vice … Continue reading

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Confession Time: Money Printing Enthusiasts Should Admit the Obvious

Imagine a football coach who hasn’t caught onto the game’s complexities and continues to run the same play – call it a fullback dive – over and over. When I read calls for more monetary stimulus, I feel as though … Continue reading

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