Saturday, April 04, 2009

Summers and conflicts and other dullness

Politico raises some conflict issues concerning Lawrence Summers:

Lawrence Summers, a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, pulled in more than $2.7 million in speaking fees paid by firms at the heart of the financial crisis, including Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America Corp. and the now-defunct Lehman Brothers.

He pulled in another $5.2 million from D.E. Shaw, a hedge fund for which he served as managing director from October 2006 until joining the administration.

How Summers has survived after his politcally-incorrect, and generally appalling, statements about women in science has been a mystery.


Another problem at Harvard?

Summers and other economists: out of touch?


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