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Richard Hake

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A Looming Disaster?: Appointment of Larry Summers to Chairmanship
of the Federal Reserve

Posted: Jul 31, 2013 10:16 AM
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Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post
"A Looming Disaster?: Appointment of Larry Summers to Chairmanship of
the FederalReserve" [Hake (2013)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: According to Ezra Klein (2013) at <http://wapo.st/14ggedZ>
"Right now, Larry Summers is the front-runner for Fed chair." WHAT'S
THAT GOT TO DO WITH EDUCATION? Four points:

1. Commentator Chris Hayes at <http://nbcnews.to/18L6Tck> [one may
have to wait out a 33 sec add :-( ] has sensibly argued that the most
powerful federal U.S. official after the president is the Chairman of
the Federal Reserve.

2. Summers thinks that considering the economy as a subset of the
ecosystem, as does ecological economist Herman Daly
<http://bit.ly/1367eoS>, is "not the right way to look at it."

3. Considering point #2, Summers' appointment to head the Federal
Reserve might be a disaster for the environment and Planet Earth.

4. "Human history becomes more and more a race between education and
catastrophe" - H.G. Wells (1920) at <http://bit.ly/yCkMjN>.
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To access the complete 10 kB post please click on <http://yhoo.it/158Fm5z>.

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REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 30 July 2013.]
Hake, R.R. 2013. ""A Looming Disaster?: Appointment of Larry Summers
to Chairmanship of the Federal Reserve" online on the OPEN! Net-Gold
archives at <http://yhoo.it/158Fm5z>. Post of 30 Jul 2013
15:22:12-0700 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the
complete post are being distributed to various discussion lists and
are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/14gRl1I> with a
provision for comment.



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