Summers' memo

Michael Pollak mpollak at
Thu Apr 27 03:37:10 PDT 2000

> I'd be happy to put as many goals past Lawrence "Africa is
> underpolluted" Summers as I can.

I vaguely remember hearing somewhere that this memo was satirical, a straight-faced reductio ad absurdam argument against the idea that market logic is always benign. Is there any truth to this interpretation? Or was that infamous memo really just as evil as it looked on its face?


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