Tuesday, February 24, 2009

FT.com / US / Politics & Foreign policy - Obama promises bipartisan action on deficits. zzzzzz

"Although Lawrence Summers, head of the National Economic Council, fell asleep on the podium, most attendees, including Republicans, appear to have appreciated the exercise. There was even some light-heartedness."

A good nap was had by all.

From Wikipedia:
Born in New Haven, Connecticut, on November 30, 1954, Summers is the son of two economists, Robert Summers and Anita Summers, who are both professors at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as the nephew of two Nobel laureates in economics: Paul Samuelson (sibling of Robert Summers, who, following an older brother's example, changed the family name from Samuelson to Summers) and Kenneth Arrow (Anita Summers's brother). He spent most of his childhood in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, where he attended Harriton High School.

Maybe proclivity for economics (as well as narcolepsy) should be treated as an inheritable disease.


Summers resigned as Harvard's president in the wake of controversy over a talk in which he speculated that women may have lesser aptitude for work in the highest levels of math and science. Summers has been criticized by some liberals for the centrist economic policies he advocated as Treasury Secretary and in later writings.

Only if you know the right people can all sins be forgiven. For people with "R" after their name this (and shuffling your feet in the bathroom) are career ending.

No comments:

Post a Comment