What Summers said
Looks like Summers caved and released a transcript of his remarks to the NBER Conference on Diversifying the Science & Engineering Workforce.
In other Summers news the Harvard Crimson reports that Summers Faces Crisis of Confidence from the Harvard faculty. Apparently, "I'm gonna provoke you" is not turning out to be a wildly popular leadership style.
Here's some vintage Larry Summers provocation, a 1991 memo in which he claims that less developed countries are underpolluted and that economists should take a leadership role in filling the toxic waste gap.
For a decade, Lawrence H. Summers has been dogged by a memo, bearing his name, purporting to advocate exporting polluting industries to poor nations ("underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted") and dumping toxic wastes there ("the economic logic...is impeccable"). The memo, dated December 12, 1991, during his service as vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, found its way to the press, and has since circulated widely on the Internet. It was the subject of a question at his March 11 news conference at Loeb House, and of student protests then and the next day. Summers responded to the reporter, "I think the best that can be said is to quote La Guardia and say, "When I make a mistake, it's a whopper.