The Unbearable Stupidity of Lawrence Summers

Brian Cook

Not content with keeping the United States on the poisonous path of unapologetic polluter (in his capacity as deputy treasury secretary under Clinton) nor with keeping the United States pursuing the disastrous high dollar policy (alongside fellow Treasury buddies, Robert Rubin and Alan Greenspan), nor even with leading the charge to oust Cornel West from Harvard (in his capacity as Harvard president), Lawrence Summers has once again done us all a valuable service in proving that an Ivy League education does not by itself provide protection against jaw-dropping stupidity. If you haven't seen the story click here. There's no way I can come close to topping (or even equalling) Michael Berube's hilarous response to these remarks, so I'm not even going to try. Read it and cackle.

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Brian Cook was an editor at In These Times from 2003 to 2009. He now works on the editorial staff of Playboy magazine.
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