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Lawrence H. Summers

Harvard economist and former US Treasury secretary · wikipedia · twitter

Educated at:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Harvard University

Occupations:

Economist · University Teacher · Professor · Scientist · Politician · Banker


Robot Tax disagreed by Lawrence H. Summers
First, I cannot see any logic to singling out robots as job destroyers. There are many kinds of innovation that allow the production of more or better output with less labor input. Why pick on robots? Second, much innovative activity, even of a robotlike variety, involves producing better goods and services rather than simply extracting more output from the same input. Third, and perhaps most fund... See More
Soda taxes agreed by Lawrence H. Summers
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
Health taxes agreed by Lawrence H. Summers
We have strong evidence from around the world that raising taxes on products like tobacco, sugar sweetened beverages and alcohol is highly effective at reducing harmful consumption and saving lives. I think this is about as close to free-lunch, win-win policy as economists have found
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