More Brilliance from Larry Summers
Trader Scott’s Market Blog
January 5, 2017
Summers dismissed the idea that any tax policy introduced to encourage U.S. companies to repatriate profits would boost investment and hiring.“The vast majority of the companies who have large overseas cash also have substantial amounts of domestic cash,” he said. “The reality is that cash that is brought home will be used to pay dividends, to buy back shares, to engage in mergers and acquisitions, to rearrange the financial chessboard, not to invest in large amounts of new capital. It is a chimera to suppose that there will be large increases in capital investment as a consequence of that repatriation.”
Larry is one of the founding members of the Committee for the Advancement of Negative Interest Rates. Larry concocted, excuse me, developed this brilliant economic policy with his three brothers, Moe, Curly, and Schemp. And it has certainly been a roaring success worldwide, as can be evidenced by the booming growth in all of the countries which have unleashed, excuse me, enacted his crack economic team’s policy. Larry, Moe, Curly, and Schemp also have another foundation – The Society for the Complete Banning of Physical Cash, a.k.a., The War on Cash Society.
Henry’s magnificent abilities as a hedge fund manager allowed him to have great input into Harvard’s endowment fund. Professor Summer’s acumen led to a mere $1.8 billion loss in the financial crisis, but who’s counting.
And Lawrence loves the idea of big banks, and he trusts them to understand complex economic and market situations. In 1998 he testified before the Senate that derivatives regulation wasn’t necessary because Wall Street could be trusted to regulate itself – no prob. He also pushed to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, because, well you know, we can trust Wall Street to regulate itself.
So these are the views, theories, and actions of another “responsible” PHD economist who has never accomplished a darn thing in his life.
Trader Scott has been involved with markets for over twenty years. Initially he was an individual floor trader and member of the Midwest Stock Exchange, which then led to a much better opportunity at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. By his early 30’s, he had become very successful in markets, but a health situation caused him to back away from the grind of being a full time floor trader. During this time away from markets, Scott was completely focused on educating himself about true overall health and natural healing which remains a passion to this day.Scott returned to markets over fifteen years ago where he continues as an independent trader.
January 5, 2017 @ 1:06 pm Jon
As Jim Grant said, “gold is not a hedge but investment in the stupidity of policy makers…”
January 5, 2017 @ 1:23 pm traderscott
Grant has come up with some good ones – he’s a witty guy.
January 5, 2017 @ 3:17 pm Q
Whenever You Find Yourself On The Side Of The Majority It Is Time To Pause And Reflect. Mark Twain
January 5, 2017 @ 3:32 pm traderscott
Another very witty gentleman Mr. Twain is. Q, this post is also up at Zero Hedge.
January 5, 2017 @ 4:54 pm Q
January 5, 2017 @ 5:43 pm traderscott
Q, saw your comment at ZH.
January 5, 2017 @ 5:05 pm Larry
The big difference between the Three Stooges and Larry Summers is that Moe, Larry, Curley and Shemp were acting and never really hurt anybody.
January 5, 2017 @ 5:42 pm traderscott
So true Larry. In fact they were entertaining/helping? people. Lawrence caused/is causing destruction.
January 6, 2017 @ 8:28 pm drm
From the title, I thought he might have found a way to remove his head from his ass. No such luck.
January 6, 2017 @ 9:36 pm traderscott
All economics PHDs are in the same boat.
January 6, 2017 @ 10:48 pm drm
They`re spoon fed a diet of Keynesian economics. Funnily, it supports their ideological agenda. Who`d a thunk it.
It`s difficult to know where stupidity ends and complicity begins.
Austrian economics, in general, and Human Action, by Ludwig von Mises, in particular, would dispel their childish lunacy.
I am reminded of the quote by Mark Twain: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. “
January 7, 2017 @ 2:05 am traderscott
True. When I was a young floor trader, the guys with the economics PHDs were the most pathetic traders and gone in a short period of time. There was nothing they didn’t know, and that’s actually all they did know.
January 8, 2017 @ 4:11 pm X
Individuals like Summers are highly intelligent. He can be lumped with the group working to loot us, open borders, dilute us, create perpetual race tensions, costly wars, debt, and broken families.
His proposals are purposeful and not a matter of misguided theories.
2017 will be a great year of taking the offense — and the mainstream discovering what is common about the predator class.
January 8, 2017 @ 4:34 pm traderscott
There are a few extremely intelligent people in my family (certainly not myself), and they’ll never admit when they’re wrong, probably because they’re so smart, how could they possibly be wrong. So these are the Larry Summers we’re dealing with. They’ll take us all down on the Titanic with them, unless many more people become aware of their lunacy/”brilliance” and evil intentions.