Lawrence Summers addresses the Economic Policy Institute December 13, 2010 in Washington, D.C.
Lawrence Summers addresses the Economic Policy Institute December 13, 2010 in Washington, D.C. - 
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Pushback from Democrats and others groups was part of the reason Summers withdrew his name from the running.

Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.

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