Found 205 article(s) for author 'Lawrence Summers'

GPS: Larry Summers on the debt ceiling

GPS: Larry Summers on the debt ceiling. Lawrence Summers, February 16, 2013, Video. “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with former U.S. Treasury Secretary (Clinton Administration) and former Director of the Economic Council (Obama Administration) Larry Summers. Dr. Summers spoke about the national economy, new Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, and what he feels are likely postures the Federal Reserve will take in the near term to manage the U.S. economic recovery…” Link verified March 28, 2014

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U.S. Must Focus on Infrastructure, Summers Says

U.S. Must Focus on Infrastructure, Summers Says. Lawrence Summers, January 24, 2013, Video . “Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury secretary and adviser to President Barack Obama, talks about the outlook for the U.S. economy, infrastructure investment and job creation. He speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos….” Link 

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America has Multiple Deficits

America has Multiple Deficits. Lawrence Summers, January 22, 2013, Opinion. “Since the election, American public policy debate has been focused on prospective budget deficits and what can be done to reduce them. The concerns are in part economic, with a recognition that debts cannot be allowed, indefinitely, to grow faster than incomes and the capacity repay. And they have a heavy moral dimension with regard to this generation not unduly burdening our children. There is also an international and security dimension…” Link verified June 19, 2014

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Doing Right by our Children

Doing Right by our Children. Lawrence Summers, Fall 2012, Opinion. “The United States today faces many daunting challenges. But none should take higher priority than that of doing right by our children. In fact, leaving this country a better place for future generations is a good way to think about solving a whole set of government financial challenges. Unfortunately, in many cases, we are currently falling short. We are not doing right by our children if we pass them entitlement programs for our retirements that they are unable to afford. We are not doing right by our children if the budget deficit is out of control, even after the economy recovers…” Link

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Parting Words: Lawrence Summers points to the most important issue of our time: China

Parting Words: Lawrence Summers points to the most important issue of our time: China. Lawrence Summers, November 21, 2010, Opinion. “A key architect of the administration’s efforts to dig itself out of the economic and financial crisis two years ago, Mr. Summers is also one of its most fervent defenders. The major judgments–substantial fiscal stimulus; substantial transparency with respect to the financial system and substantial private-sector capital raising, but no wholesale lurch to nationalization; automobile companies through bankruptcy, but with government as a large-scale DIP financier as rapidly as possible; major actions…” Link

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