harvard universitesi rektoru
larry summers harvard universitesinin expresidenti: kadinlar hakkinda soyledigi sacmalikdan sonra yaptigi gaffin baskisina dayanamayip harvard universitesinin presidentligini birakip gitmistir.
"innate differences between men and women help explain the lack of top-level female professionals in science and engineering ": "kadin ve erkeklerin arasinda ki dogal farklilik kadinlarin muhendislik ve bilim dallarinda basarili olmamasi/ yeterince rol almamalirina neden oldugunu bize gostermistir."
konusma ozgurlugu adina herkez tabi her inandigi ozuru soyleyebilme ozgurlugune sahip ama harvard gibi ilmin, bilmin atardamari oldugu bir meydanda boyle salama teorileri soylemek hem yurek hem de baya bir beyin sulanmasi gerektirir. tabii beyinler sulaniyor boyle zamanla. kiminin dogustan sulaniyor, kimi sonradan. ornegin pisikolojiyi, sosyolojiyi, egitimi, ogretimi bir yana birakip insanlari burclara gore siniflandiran ve tum insanligi 12 cesitde burc'a gore algilayan cesit cesit ozurlulerde ne yazik ki aramizda bol bol sacmaliyor.
obama'nın ulusal ekonomi konseyi başkanlığına seçtiği kişi.
uzun vadeli düşünmek lazım der kendileri (kısa vadeli hatalardan kaçınmak içün).
washington post gazetesinin pazar ekindeki "bahar temizligi" yapildiginda atilmasi gerekenler listesinin basini ceken obama'nin ekonomi musaviri.
atilmasi gereken seyler listesine girmesine sevinenlerin basinda naomi klein geliyor.
"why we should banish larry summers from public life
by naomi klein, washington post, april 19, 2009i
vote to banish larry summers. not from the planet. that wouldn't be nice. just from public life.
the criticisms of president obama's chief economic adviser are well known. he's too close to wall street. and he's a frightful bully, of both people and countries. still, we're told we shouldn't care about such minor infractions. why? because summers is brilliant, and the world needs his big brain.
and this brings us to a central and often overlooked cause of the global financial crisis: brain bubbles. this is the process wherein the intelligence of an inarguably intelligent person is inflated and valued beyond all reason, creating a dangerous accumulation of unhedged risk. larry summers is the biggest brain bubble we've got.
brain bubbles start with an innocuous "whiz kid" moniker in undergrad, which later escalates to "wunderkind." next comes the requisite foray as an economic adviser to a small crisis-wracked country, where the kid is declared a "savior." by 30, our bubble boy is tenured and officially a "genius." by 40, he's a "guru," by 50 an "oracle." after a few drinks: "messiah."
the superhuman powers bestowed upon these men -- and yes, they are all men -- shield them from the scrutiny that might have prevented the current crisis. alan greenspan's brain bubble allowed him to put the economy at great risk: when he made no sense, people assumed that it was their own fault. brain bubbles also formed the key argument greenspan and summers used to explain why lawmakers couldn't regulate the derivatives market: the wizards on wall street were too brilliant, their models too complex, for mere mortals to understand.
back in 1991, summers argued that the subject of economics was no longer up for debate: the answers had all been found by men like him. "the laws of economics are like the laws of engineering," he said. "one set of laws works everywhere." summers subsequently laid out those laws as the three "-ations": privatization, stabilization and liberalization. some "kinds of ideas," he explained a few years later in a pbs interview, have already become too "passé" for discussion. like "the idea that a huge spending program is the way to stimulate the economy."
and that's the problem with larry. for all his appeals to absolute truths, he has been spectacularly wrong again and again. he was wrong about not regulating derivatives. wrong when he helped kill depression-era banking laws, turning banks into too-big-to-fail welfare monsters. and as he helps devise ever more complex tricks and spends ever more taxpayer dollars to keep the financial casino running, he remains wrong today.
word is that summers's current post may be a pit stop on the way to the big prize, federal reserve chairman. that means he could actually make "maestro."
mr. president, please: pop this bubble before it's too late."
kendisine hakkinda iyi niyetlerin(!) sunuldugu bir website:
küresel ekonomik krizlerin baş rol oyuncularına danışmanlık yada dalkavukluk yaparak uçuk rakamlar kazanan ekonomist.
şöyle bir emaile imza atmış yüce kapitalis:
date: december 12, 1991
fr: lawrence h. summers
'dirty' industries: just between you and me, shouldn't the world bank be encouraging more migration of the dirty industries to the ldcs [least developed countries]? i can think of three reasons:
1) the measurements of the costs of health impairing pollution depends on the foregone earnings from increased morbidity and mortality. from this point of view a given amount of health impairing pollution should be done in the country with the lowest cost, which will be the country with the lowest wages. i think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to that.
2) the costs of pollution are likely to be non-linear as the initial increments of pollution probably have very low cost. i've always thought that under-populated countries in africa are vastly under-polluted, their air quality is probably vastly inefficiently low compared to los angeles or mexico city. only the lamentable facts that so much pollution is generated by non-tradable industries (transport, electrical generation) and that the unit transport costs of solid waste are so high prevent world welfare enhancing trade in air pollution and waste.
3) the demand for a clean environment for aesthetic and health reasons is likely to have very high income elasticity. the concern over an agent that causes a one in a million change in the odds of prostrate[sic] cancer is obviously going to be much higher in a country where people survive to get prostrate[sic] cancer than in a country where under 5 mortality is 200 per thousand. also, much of the concern over industrial atmosphere discharge is about visibility impairing particulates. these discharges may have very little direct health impact. clearly trade in goods that embody aesthetic pollution concerns could be welfare enhancing. while production is mobile the consumption of pretty air is a non-tradable.
the problem with the arguments against all of these proposals for more pollution in ldcs (intrinsic rights to certain goods, moral reasons, social concerns, lack of adequate markets, etc.) could be turned around and used more or less effectively against every bank proposal for liberalization.
(bkz: brooksley elizabeth born)
allah korusun. harbiden. fed'in başına geçme olasılığını öğrenince irkildim lan resmen. görüldüğü kadarıyla irkilen tek ben de değilmişim:
fed başkanlığı adaylığından çekildiğini açıklamış ekonomist. bir şeyler dönüyor arka planda ama hadi hayırlısı.