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Secular Stagnation? Challenges for Econ Policy

Summers talked with Chrystia Freeland on April 12, 2014 at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in Toronto, Canada.  In his session, “Secular Stagnation? The Future Challenge for Economic Policy,” Summers provided some first thoughts on Thomas Piketty’s new book.  Watch the video here.

Idle Workers + Low Interest Rates = Time to Rebuild Infrastructure

In a Boston Globe op-ed on April 11, 2014, Summers makes a case for rebuilding our national infrastructure.  He writes, “The single most important step the US government can take to reverse these discouraging trends is to mount a concerted, large-scale program directed at renewing our national infrastructure. “ Read the full op-ed here.

Japan Is Walking On A Very Narrow Ledge

Summers talked with Maria Bartiromo on her new show, ‘Sunday Morning Futures,’ on Fox News on March 30, 2014.  Summers discussed Obamacare’s impact on the jobs market, corporate tax reform, secular stagnation, Japan, Europe and emerging markets. Summers told Bartiromo, “Japan is walking on a very narrow ledge.”  Watch the video here.