Larry Summers To Run World Bank? 37,000 Sign Petition Saying No In 24 Hours

Larry Summers is in the running to head the World Bank. But according to tens of thousands of people that recently signed a petition, he’s not the man for the job

More than 37,000 people have signed a petition expressing their dismay at the idea that Summers — who as then-president of Harvard, once famously suggested that women might lack an “intrinsic aptitude” for science and engineering — could be put in charge of the World Bank, an institution that allocates funds to developing countries.