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Lawrence Summers's Profile

Brief about Lawrence Summers: By info that we know Lawrence Summers was born at 1954-11-30. And also Lawrence Summers is American Economist.

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You can't have a situation in which companies proceed on a permanent basis relying only on cash from the government.

Tags: Government, Permanent, Situation

I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it.

Tags: Behind, Country, Face

Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response.

Tags: Almost, Crisis, Wrong

The dramatic modernization of the Asian economies ranks alongside the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution as one of the most important developments in economic history.

Tags: Economic, History, Revolution

Contagion has become very much a phenomenon, and it's a phenomenon of globalization.

Tags: Become, Contagion, Phenomenon

I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted.

Tags: Africa, Countries, Thought

In politics, as in poetry, it is sometimes true that it is darkest before dawn.

Tags: Poetry, Politics, True

In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rented car.

Tags: Car, History, Washed

It certainly was difficult to sell NAFTA because it's always difficult to sell open markets.

Tags: Difficult, Open, Sell

It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets.

Tags: Economy, Morning, Today

It used to be said that when the U.S. sneezed, the world caught a cold. The opposite is equally true today.

Tags: Said, Today, True

Many children are taught to believe in God. I came to believe in the power of systems analysis.

Tags: Children, God, Power

Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us.

Tags: Nation, Strike, Time

Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient.

Tags: Economics, Idea, Start

The availability of private insurance provides tremendous insulation for millions of individuals.

Tags: Insurance, Millions, Private

There are children who are working in textile businesses in Asia who would be prostitutes on the streets if they did not have those jobs.

Tags: Children, Jobs, Working

But ultimately what I was impressed by during my years in government was how much the intellectual climate and the prevailing intellectual notions constrained and represented the universe within which the discourse took place.

Tags: Government, Place, Universe

Global capital markets pose the same kinds of problems that jet planes do. They are faster, more comfortable, and they get you where you are going better. But the crashes are much more spectacular.

Tags: Global, Kinds, Problems

I promise you that there are a lot of people involved in various kinds of retail activities who think they have a crucial role in the economy, and they're right.

Tags: Economy, Promise, Role

If you look at the history of the American capital market, there's probably no innovation more important than the idea of generally accepted accountancy principles.

Tags: American, History, Idea