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Fri Mar 16, 2012, 11:26 PM

42. Why Larry Summers lost the presidency of Harvard / Cathy O'Neil, mathbabe

http://mathbabe.org/2012/03/11/why-larry-summers-lost-the-presidency-of-harvard/

Some people still think Larry Summers got fired from being the president of Harvard because of the ridiculous comments he made about women in math (see my post about this here) or because of the comments he made about Cornel West. Actually, the truth is something worse, and for which he should actually be in jail. Itís also something that makes Harvard look bad, so maybe thatís why itís less known.

The subtitle of this post is: Why Larry Summers shouldnít be made head of the World Bank.

I was inspired to write this by being disgusted at continued rumors that he could get yet another prestigious job. Itís like this guy canít fail spectacularly enough! Letís give him another chance!

Letís set the record straight: Summers was directly involved with defrauding the U.S. Government (see below) and Russia. He admitted to not understand conflict of interest issues (see below). It is particularly appalling, knowing these things, that he would be considered for the World Bank head, which presumably requires nuanced understanding of such issues.

DETAILS AT LINK AND IT'S AN UGLY CAN OF WORMS INDEED!

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