Larry Summers Can Feel Free to Piss Off

I wondered why Larry Summers’ name floated by in my Twitter timeline yesterday, but not enough to care to go find out. This morning, couldn’t avoid it. And yeah, my original instinct was correct. From the “disgruntled irrelevant oligarch lovers” file, “liberal” Larry Summers warns of doom, DOOM approaching because…Biden didn’t appoint him Treasure Secretary, probably.

Summers has spent most of his career (that was not spent arguing women suck at math and science) in a sincere attempt to funnel money upwards from the poor to the wealthy. This time, Biden had enough eyes and enough pressure on him not to appoint Summers to any position where he could do more damage, and it has clearly sent ol’ Larry into a state of high dudgeon. Good.