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Friday, May 20, 2011

Larry Summers: Rising Concern Technology Stocks in Bubble

“Who could have imagined that the concern with respect to any American financial asset, just two years after the crisis, would be a bubble?” Summers, who is now a professor at Harvard University, said at a conference today in Shanghai. “Yet that concern is increasingly raised with respect to American technology, with respect to certain other American assets. That is a reflection of the resumption of confidence.”

“Today there are very substantial risks, to be sure, but the economy is growing, unemployment is falling and financial conditions are normalized,” said Summers...

Summers said the “central irony” of a financial crisis is that it’s caused by too much confidence, borrowing and lending, and is resolved by more confidence, borrowing and spending.
--- Zhang Dingmin, Bloomberg

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