Below is selected recent commentary. A complete list of news items, Financial Times columns and speeches can be found under each tab.
Oct. 11, 2012 – Larry Summers discusses spending more in stimulus with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.” (Source: Bloomberg)
“US must do more than focus on the deficit,” The Financial Times, February 11, 2013
“Old Truth for a New Economy,” Speech delivered to Policy Network, London, September 6, 2012
This speech examines an ongoing transatlantic dialogue about the future and about what progressive governments can do to make economies work for all their people, in particular to create a thriving middle class. The dialogue that was started initially by Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in the mid ‘90s was carried on by Al Gore and Gordon Brown and continues to this day. This dialogue provides an opportunity for the United States and the United Kingdom to do something important that we do too infrequently as we think about economic policy, which is to look beyond our own borders and learn from the experience of other countries.