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Lawrence Summer’s 1991 World Bank Memo which states “I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable…”

On December 12, 1991, the chief economist for the World Bank, Lawrence Summers, wrote an internal memo that was leaked to the environmental community, and we, in turn, publicized it. This memo remains relevant.

Mr. Summers, is now the President of Harvard University after serving as Secretary of the United States Treasury Department under President Bill Clinton.

Lawrence Summer’s 1991 World Bank Memo which states “I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable…”

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