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Why can’t the greatest economy in the history of the world produce swabs, face masks and ventilators in adequate supply?”

–Former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and Obama administration top White House economic adviser Larry Summers, March 21, 2020

There are those today who would resist the process of international integration; that is a prescription for a more contentious and less prosperous world. We should not oppose offshoring or outsourcing.”

–Former Clinton administration Treasury Secretary and Obama administration top White House economic adviser Larry Summers, June, 2011

(Sources: Summers Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/LHSummers/status/1241329121768230912 and “At World BPO/ITO Forum 2011, iRise CEO Stresses Need for Transformational Thinking Among CIOs,” Business Wire, August 25, 2011, https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110825006115/en/World-BPOITO-Forum-2011-iRise-CEO-Stresses. Specia acknowledgements: John Greener and Mike Cernovich)