Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers says taxing robots makes no sense

Apr 19, 2017
The economist breaks down the flaws he sees in Bill Gates' proposal.
TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images

What Larry Summers thinks about raising interest rates

Dec 15, 2015
The former Treasury secretary has been vocal in his opposition to rate hikes.

Larry Summers won't be the next Fed chair, but who will be?

Sep 16, 2013
Pushback from Democrats and other groups was part of the reason Summers withdrew his name from the running.

Larry Summers withdraws name from Fed chair job, international markets react

Sep 16, 2013
Global stocks are near five year highs and bond yields across Europe and Asia have fallen.

Summers at center of unusually public fight over Fed

Sep 13, 2013
Larry Summers, widely thought to be on the short list of candidates to lead the Federal Reserve, has been criticized for his policies and his personality.

This summer's best drama: The fight over who will be Fed chair

Jul 31, 2013
The political battle over who will succeed Ben Bernanke is heating up -- and it could be the most important economic policy decision made this year.

Larry Summers: Economic downturn will leave 'permanent scar'

Apr 5, 2013
Larry Summers discusses the state of the economic recovery, why the stock market is booming, and what's ahead in the coming months.

You’ve got questions. We help you answer them.

Support nonprofit, independent journalism that makes you smarter.

Larry Summers on income inequality

Jul 30, 2012
Former Treasury Secretary and top economic advisor to President Barack Obama Lawrence Summers talks about education and income inequality in the U.S., and the state of the world economy.

A Bretton Woods Conference for the Economy of the Future

Apr 8, 2011
For the next three days, David Brancaccio and I are in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire with some high IQ folks who are looking at ways to make the...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's top economic policy adviser leaving- now what?

Sep 22, 2010
White House National Economic Council director Larry Summers will return to Harvard at the end of the year. Who might replace him and what does...