Larry Summers has an account on Quora, the online question and answer site founded by Facebook employees, and he's answered a few questions about the economy.
His key points:
-- The U.S. needs to replicate the decision to cut payroll taxes next year, and stimulate demand
-- Japan erred on the side of keeping banks healthy and that's an important lesson for the U.S.
-- Recovery from the real estate bubble will take a long time to wear off
And in case you were wondering what Larry Summers is doing on Quora, when he was asked why he has an account on the site, he said, "Desire to be part of thoughtful conversation and experimentation with technology. Also friendly with some early users."