Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Larry Summers' Irresponsible Response

  
2010 EIA-SAIS Energy Conference

2010 Energy Conference: Short-Term Stresses, Long-Term Change

April 6-7, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Steven Chu, Secretary of Energy
Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council

Tuesday, April 6, 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
  • Lunch Plenary Session
    Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Director of the National Economic Council
    Introduction by David Jhirad, SAIS

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004

My question:


His stuttered answer:


"Certainly, on a day like today, (laughter) the last idea tempts, but I think we are better off letting the length of the work week be determined by market forces."

I mention the stutter because it was a sign of his total lack of veracity, not because I am unsympathetic to the king's speech impediment.