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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Larry Summers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Larry Summers, often where they are interviewed.

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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Larry Summers. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Larry Summers, often where they are interviewed.

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PM returns to work, small firms get 100% taxpayer-backed loans, Larry Summers interview & business hour with Emma Sinclair

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PM returns to work, small firms get 100% taxpayer-backed loans, Larry Summers interview & business hour with Emma Sinclair
Apr 27 2020 · 2hr 32mins
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Larry Summers on progressive tax reform

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On this episode: the Iowa caucuses, tax reform, and meet a scholar who studies global poverty reduction. First up, a Brookings expert answers a student’s question about why the Iowa caucuses are so important. This is part of the Policy 2020 Initiative at Brookings. If you have a question for an expert, send a audio file to Second, Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh interviews former treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, now a professor at Harvard University, about reforming the tax code to raise more revenue in a progressive manner. A transcript of this portion of the episode is available. And finally, meet Matt Collin, one of the new class of David M. Rubenstein Fellows at Brookings. Learn how he came to be a scholar, what he’s focused on now, and his book recommendation. Subscribe to Brookings podcasts  or on , send feedback email to , and follow us and tweet us at  on Twitter. The Brookings Cafeteria is part of the .
Jan 31 2020 · 49mins
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Larry Summers: Urban-rural inequality and the importance of work

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Examining the realities of rural America, Larry Summers concludes that the problem is not just one of providing people with incomes—it’s about the very basic human connection between work and satisfaction. Speaking with Bill, Summers advocates “employer subsidies” to encourage hiring in depressed regions, as opposed to measures like Universal Basic Income, which “send a message that it’s fine not to work.”

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Dec 04 2018 · 21mins
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Should We Tax Junk Food? with Dr. Larry Summers

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We need to transform our food system and address one of the biggest threats to our well-being: our lack of a coordinated and comprehensive food policy. Our nation’s and the world’s health crises are not driven by medical issues, but rather by social, economic, and political issues that conspire to drive disease. There is clear evidence that taxation on sugar-sweetened beverages results in reduced consumption and provides a funding source for public health measures to fight obesity and chronic disease and improve the health of communities.

My guest on this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy is Larry Summers, former Treasury Secretary and one of America’s leading economists. In addition to serving as 71st Secretary of  the Treasury in the Clinton Administration, Dr. Summers served as Director of the White House National Economic Council in the Obama Administration, as President of Harvard University, and as the Chief Economist of the World Bank. Currently, Summers is the President Emeritus and the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, where he became a full professor at age 28, one of the youngest in Harvard’s recent history. Along with Michael Bloomberg, Dr. Summers recently launched a Task Force on Fiscal Policy for Health.  He chairs the board of the Center for Global Development and chaired the Commission on Global Health, lauded by the UN Secretary General who noted that it “will bring more than health–it will bring equity, and contribute to a life of dignity for all.”

In this episode, Larry and I discuss the benefits of taxing junk foods. How would this affect the economy and the epidemic of chronic disease? Find out in this week’s episode of The Doctor’s Farmacy.

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Oct 17 2018 · 37mins
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Larry Summers wants more speech and less comfort on campus

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This week features Justin’s conversation with Larry Summers, former Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, President emeritus of Harvard University, chief economist to President Obama, among many other illustrious and influential positions. Larry and Justin discuss freedom of speech and expression on college campuses and the importance of universities to America’s future.

It was a great privilege to visit with Larry during his recent visit to Montana and we are excited to bring you this important episode.
Oct 09 2018 · 43mins
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Larry Summers on Trade, Tariffs, and the Economy

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Former treasury secretary Larry Summers has been vocal about his disagreements with the current direction of US economic policy, particularly in the areas of trade, tariffs, and the rethinking of international agreements on commerce and investment. What would he do differently? What do we need to do to really ensure economic growth? He speaks with Jillian Tett, US Managing Editor of the Financial Times.

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Sep 26 2018 · 51mins
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Tomorrow's Capital (S1E1): Larry Summers, Former US Treasury Secretary

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In our inaugural episode of #TomorrowsCapital, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers discusses with me areas of growth and concern for the U.S. economy. Summers previously served as Director of The White House National Economic Council during the Obama Administration. He currently serves as Charles W. Eliot University professor and president emeritus at Harvard University and played a critical role in our economic history.

Jun 01 2018 · 32mins
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Season 1, Episode 1: Larry Summers

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We kickoff our series with an exclusive interview with Larry Summers, President Emeritus of Harvard University and former Chief Economist of the World Bank.

"I'm here because I believe in [effective altruism] and I admire the idea that you can both count and care. I think too often people who care think that that removes from them the obligation to count and be rigorous and be evaluative and be tough minded. And I've always thought that the morally important something is, the more important it is to be brutally analytical and clinically calculating as you go about making decisions. And I think that's part of a philosophy of effective altruism, and that's something I admire." -- Larry Summers
May 20 2018 · 20mins
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Larry Summers warns Trump on stock market brags

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Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers sits down with Ben White to discuss the pitfalls of presidents taking credit for the stock market's performance, his criticisms of the GOP tax plan and his tenure at Harvard. Summers also reflects back on his failed candidacy to become chair of the Federal Reserve four years ago and his commitment to maintaining an "optimistic" outlook.

Nov 08 2017 · 37mins
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Larry Summers on Macroeconomics, Mentorship, and Avoiding Complacency (Live)

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The economist, President Emeritus at Harvard University, and former Treasury Secretary joins Tyler to discuss innovation in higher education, Herman Melville, the Fed, Mexico, Russia, China, the Larry Summers production function, philanthropy and Larry’s table tennis adventure in the summer Jewish Olympics.

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Sep 20 2017 · 1hr 13mins
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