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The Fusion of Civilizations

April 21st, 2016

In the May/June 2016 issue of Foreign Affairs, Summers and Mahbubani explore the case for global optimism.  The essay states, “Historians looking back on this age from the vantage point of later generations, however, are likely to be puzzled by the widespread contemporary feelings of gloom and doom. By most objective measures of human well-being, the past three decades have been the best in history. More and more people in more and more places are enjoying better lives than ever before.” continue

Trump, China, Inversions and Austerity

April 19th, 2016

Summers spoke at the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday, warning against austerity measures amid a tepid economy. Yahoo Finance sat down with him to get little more color on the economy and to find out what keeps him up most at night. continue

Reflections the Recession, Higher-ed & the Economy

April 19th, 2016

Harvard Magazine profiled a conversation with Summers on a variety of issues, including the recession, higher-ed and the economic environment.  Summers said, “Harvard will have to choose between its commitment to preeminence and its commitment to doing things in traditional ways.” continue