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Larry Summers
November 30, 1954 -
Nationality: American
Category: Economist
Subcategory: American Economist

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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


It was wrong to allow Stalin to shape the European landscape of the 20th century. It would be even more wrong to let him shape the landscape of the 21st century.


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


The United States basically accepted protection abroad as the price of post-war recovery. Now, that these countries have caught up to our level of prosperity, it is time for them to catch up to our level of openness.


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


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