After months of bullshit, Janet Yellen is getting her job. The New York Times reports that she'll definitely be nominated at 3 pm Wednesday by President Obama, who was previously said to be more comfortable with the delightful Larry Summers. Yellen is currently Vice Chair and will be the first female chair of the… »
Barring an extraordinary event that CHANGES EVERYTHING, Scandal season finale-style, President Obama will almost 100% for sure be nominating Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Janet Yellen to the post Ben Bernanke is vacating.
On Sunday, Larry Summers withdrew his name from consideration for Federal Reserve chairman after weeks of speculation and controversy that he would be chosen over Janet Yellen for a position many said he'd be a horrible, sexist fit for. But now that Summers is out, what does that mean for Yellen, who could be named… »
Lawrence "Larry" Summers is the front-runner to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the Federal Reserve when he steps down in January, even though Janet Yellen is more qualified — and doesn't think women are bad at math because they have puny ladybrains and selfishly choose to stay home and raise children. Why?… »
It turns out there's a perfectly reasonable explanation behind the glaring under-representation of women in science- and math-related fields and, despite what Larry Summers would have you believe, it has absolutely nothing to do with aptitude — it's all about conditioning, specifically, the manner and frequency with… »
The title of a new book about Barack Obama's presidency is Confidence Men. It suggests, among other revelations, that Obama only had confidence in men. »
- Barack Obama made it official with Tim Geithner today, announcing that he will nominate Geither to the Treasury Department. Former Treasury Secretary Larry "Math Is Hard For Girls" Summers is headed to the top of the White House Economic Council and Berkeley economics professor Christina Romer will head the Council… »
Ever since ex-Harvard President Lawrence Summers said that women are not succeeding in math and science careers because of innate biological differences, there have been numerous articles written, some supporting Summers and some trashing him. Though no one has come to a definitive conclusion, everyone agrees that… »