HKS Affiliated Authors

Frank and Denie Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Charles W. Eliot University Professor


In Defense of Killing the $100 Bill. Lawrence Summers, February 25, 2016, Opinion. "Our advocacy for ending the printing of high denomination notes — first in a working paper by Peter and colleagues and, later in a post by Larry — have been attacked on the ground that this proposal represents an infringement on liberty (for example, see here and here). Most prominently, the Wall Street Journal concludes an editorial with the remarkable assertion: “Beware politicians trying to limit the way you can conduct private economic business. It never turns out well.”" Link