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Lawrence H. Summers is an American economist. He is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University, where he became one of the university's youngest tenured[…]

Iraq and economic security for middle class families, says Larry Summers.

Question: What should be the big issues of the 2008 election?

Lawrence Summers: I suspect in the election, Iraq, economic security for middle class families, attitudes towards the social issues, are likely to be central concerns in the election, rather than these longer term and more profound challenges. But I suspect the debates over those issues will give a chance for candidates to demonstrate their philosophical orientation, and perhaps something about their competence as potential leaders and managers of the federal government.

Recorded On: June 13, 2007