Macro Thinker

An Interview with Lawrence Summers

The Trump era has seen a massive depletion of public confidence in experts. It’s all the more important to seek advice and insight from people like Lawrence Summers, the former Treasury Secretary and president of Harvard University. Summers has been involved in high-level economic policy since the early 1980’s and in public intellectual life for almost as long. Here, he discusses central bankers, the next recession, and what to do about the rise of authoritarian thinking on college campuses.

Octavian Report: You’ve commented that the Fed is tightening too much, too quickly — can you give your thinking on that?

Lawrence Summers:  There are a number of points. One, inflation is below target and is expected to remain below target for …

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