Ben Bernanke Russia Plagiarism Files

August 25, 2009

Questions to ask Ben Bernanke in the FBI background check and by the Senate.  Has he ever heard and if so from whom anything related to the following.  See reference material after these questions.  Has Bernanke heard or know that:

  1. Russia keeps track of plagiarism or apparent plagiarism or possible plagiarism by profs in the West?
  2. Has he heard that in relation to Paul Samuelson and copying by Samuelson in his 1969 paper on dynamic programming that replicated in part work of Nils Hakansson in the Hakansson 1966 UCLA thesis?
  3. Bernanke cited the Sameulson 1969 paper in Bernanke’s thesis at MIT under the supervision of Stanley Fischer.  He also cited the Merton 1969 paper but not the Stanley Fischer 1969 thesis at MIT or the subsequent Stanley Fischer papers.  Bernanke also didn’t cite the Hakansson 1966 thesis or any paper by Hakansson.  Why?
  4. What did Bernanke know at the time of writing his thesis?
  5. Why did Fischer add a citation to the Hakansson paper in his thesis late as he says, which was deposited late in the MIT library and in his publications, but Bernanke doesn’t cite the Hakansson papers or thesis?
  6. Bernanke’s thesis work was after 1975, the year that Soviet economist Kantorovich won the Nobel Prize in economics.   Had Bernanke heard then that the Soviets pressured Paul Samuelson or Kenneth Arrow or economists at Harvard to nominate Kantorovich?
  7. Was this pressure based in part on allegations of plagiarism by Samuelson in the 1969 paper which was an NSF grant paper?
  8. Did Russia also use allegations of still existing coverups by professors in the US and US universities of Russia’s network and efforts to gain atomic know-how?
  9. Did this include refererences to the Fock Letter published in Physical Review in 1947?
  10. Did this include issues relating to Klaus Fuchs?  To J. Robert Oppenheimer?  To Hans Bethe concealing information about Fuchs, Max Born, etc?
  11. To the Max Born assistants who went to China and became involved in its atomic bomb program after Fuchs was arrested in 1950?
  12. To Infeld another Max Born assistant who went to the Soviet zone after the Fuchs arrest?
  13. Did LTCM trade Russian government bonds in August 1998 or earlier based on a belief that Russia was pressuring Larry Summers and Stanley Fischer based on this for low interest IMF loans?
  14. DE Shaw has been said to have traded Russian government bonds, whether accurately or not.  DE Shaw hired Summers and it is reported paid him 5 million dollars.  This was after the US v. Harvard, Shleifer investigation.  What does he know of this?  Did DE Shaw have information about any of this when it was trading Russian government bonds, if it was? After that?
  15. Did DE Shaw know about this by the time Summers was hired by Obama?  Did DE Shaw provide information on this to the FBI in a background check on Summers to be hired by Obama?
  16. Who else traded Russian government bonds based on this information?
  17. Was the private bailout of LTCM arranged by the government or the Federal Reserve Bank in NY or by Goldman Sachs or others because they knew of this and wanted to keep it out of any trial involving an LTCM bankruptcy?
  18. Was this leverage over LTCM to get them to agree to the terms of the bailout group?  Was John Merriwether questioned on this at any time?  Anyone else from LTCM?
  19. Did econ profs at the DOJ Antitrust Division Economic Analsysis Group know this?  Did Carl Shapiro know it?  Was he rehired at DOJ because of a coverup going on at DOJ?
  20. Was information relating to the above concealed from Assistant US Attorney Sara Bloom from 1997 to 2005 during US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay?
  21. Did Shleifer know of any of the above?  Did Shleifer use that as leverage to get Harvard to stand by him?
  22. What about associates of Shleifer at companies he was involved in or at University of Chicago or Harvard?
  23. Did Hay get a Ph.D. in math from Moscow State University while US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay was pending so that if he lost his law license he could get an academic job in Europe as a math prof?  Was this to keep him from doing a deal with USAO Mass?
  24. Did DOJ HQ know about this under Clinton, Bush and Obama?
  25. Is Eric Holder part of a conspiracy to cover this up?
  26. Did Obama know about this from Cass Sunstein at University of Chicago while his wife was paid over 300k per year?  Steve Sailer reports that job was abolished after she left it.  Was this money for silence?
  27. Did Elena Kagan know of this?  From the Clinton time? Did she conceal it from USAO mass while she was Dean of Harvard Law School?
  28. Are others at DOJ involved?  Other econ profs in the US government?  Under Clinton, Bush and Obama?
  29. Did Summers get Paula Jones audited in September 1997 while concealing info from USAO Mass and paying hush money to Russia because Clinton knew it and used that as leverage?  Summers was in charge of the IRS reorganization and the IRS was without a Commissioner from spring 1997 to Novemember 1997, effectively leaving Summers in charge.  Did Clinton arrange it that way so he could use this information to pressure Summers to audit Jones?  Was Clinton’s motive to intimidate Monica Lewinsky?  Clinton didn’t commit perjury until Jan 1998.  Once he did so he would be under the power of Lewinsky to destroy him, as was shown. Did he audit Jones to frighten Lewinsky as part of their perjury pact?  Did Clinton permit Russia to continue to pressure an addition 4.8 billion from Summers and Fischer in 1998 after this and during the impeachment process?  Did Russia figure that out and use it?
  30. Did other countries know of this history and use it as leverage against Clinton, Bush or Obama?  Those countries include Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India, Mexico, Russia, and China?
  31. Of all the econ profs and law profs under Clinton, Bush and Obama have any revealed any information about any of this?
  32. Did John Yoo know it?  Did he learn it from Berkeley?  Did Paul Wolfowitz learn of it from his father Jacob Wolfowitz as to incidents before his father’s death?  Did they tell Bush?  Did Bush use it during Bush v. Gore?  Gore was linked to Summers and Russia in a troika by House Republican leaders.
  33. Some of them were hired by Bush at SEC and CIA. Did they know of this?  Did they conceal it?
  34. Did Albert Gonzales as AG?
  35. Did Yoo and Wolofowitz owe their independence to their role in this?
  36. Did Libby use this to help get the Marc Rich pardon from Clinton?
  37. Is Obama using this history to espace having to reveal his documents related to his hospital issued birth certificate?  His other concealed documents?
  38. Is this being used as leverage to get health care passed?
  39. For the hate crimes bill?
  40. Was Eric Holder’s Nation of Cowards speech meant to intimidate those in the know, in and out of DOJ, and in and out of government from speaking up with a new administration?
  41. Were the US Attorney firings meant to intimidate DOJ HQ employees or others such as Assistant US Attorney Sara Bloom from reopening the US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay case?
  42. Was the bailout of 2008 meant to also keep quiet those on Wall Street who know of this?  Including at Goldman Sachs?

Reference material on the above questions

(taken from prior post)

Paul Samuelson plagiarism “public good”

http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i1_7521.html

Edmund Phelps, Insider-Economists’ Insider

Introduction by PAUL A. SAMUELSON

Thus, my much-cited 1969 paper on optimal intertemporal portfolio programming opportunistically used the Bellman-Beckman-Phelps recursive techniques to analyze what defines the best qualitative asset-portfolio mix of the Phelps 1962 aggregate saving. It was not plagiarism but it was horning in on a created public good there for the taking.

No it wasn’t.  It was Nils Hakansson’s Ph.D. thesis at UCLA.  It was not a public good for horning in.  Paul Samuelson got an NSF grant for his horning in.

http://www.hakansson.com/

http://www.hakansson.com/nils/Dissertation.pdf

MIT had the thesis by 1966 because a professor there, Karl Shell, chaired the session at which Hakansson presented it.  It was one of the top theses of all time in economics and caused a sensation in the profession.  It was not a public good at all.  Public good has an ironic meaning when Samuelson get an NSF grant for his 1969 “horning in”.

http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2009/04/09/prof-summers-a-lesson-from-prof-bernanke/

By David Wessel

Asked about the economics of implementing a cap-and-trade approach to climate change at an Economic Club of Washington event today, White House economic adviser Larry Summers deliberately sought to avoid saying anything newsworthy. Instead, he cited a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. thesis written in 1979 by a then-young economist named Ben Bernanke, now, of course, chairman of the Federal Reserve.

http://news-libraries.mit.edu/blog/bernanke-thesis-available/156/

Bernanke cites the Samuelson 1969 paper in his thesis.

http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/29839/05915220.pdf;jsessionid=F6535BEB64E73E0150C398D6A48A8B55?sequence=1

Page 149 of thesis cites Samuelson but in the citations, Hakansson does not appear.

Stanley Fischer in his 1989 textbook credits Samuelson 1969 and mentions Hakansson not at all.

Nils Hakansson was not even made a Fellow of the Econometric Society.  So many at MIT in 1969 were made Fellows even though they did nothing of comparable worth.

https://oldatlanticlighthouse.wordpress.com/russias-plagiarism-files/

Hypothesis:

Summers is still continuing the bullying.  But now he is trying to intimidate those who know from coming forward.  Summers is also bullying Assistant US Attorney Sara Miron Bloom not to investigate what is now on the Internet.  Summers is doing this with Obama’s knowledge very likely.  This includes bullying and intimidating the staff of DOJHQ, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, FBI, etc.  They are all being bullied by Summers and Obama and Nation of Cowards Attorney General Eric Holder.

http://ptonline.aip.org/journals/doc/PHTOAD-ft/vol_61/iss_9/47_1.shtml

Thomas C. Reed September 2008, page 47

One important “pupil” who paid Fuchs an early visit was Qian Sanqiang. In 1959 Qian was the designated mastermind of Mao’s A-bomb program. In July of that year, Qian made his way to East Germany, where he met with Fuchs at length. (H. Terry Hawkins, now a senior fellow at Los Alamos, told Stillman in 2006, “I read this report in an unclassified publication, that this meeting took place shortly after Fuchs returned to East Germany. Fuchs gave Qian information that greatly assisted the Chinese program.” Also see http://www.oldatlanticlighthouse.wordpress.com/category/klaus-fuchs.) During those long summer days of 1959, Fuchs gave Qian a full tutorial on the design and operation of Fat Man. In all likelihood, he also added his thoughts on the role of radiation pressure in thermonuclear weapons.

Holder, Obama and Summers know AIP has linked to this blog on this.  They know they are facing investigation for this.  They are using bullying to keep the DOJ staff and FBI staff from investigating this.

Joel Brenner talk mentions Russia’s intense effort towards end.

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2007/03/29/HP/A/6196/ABA+Speech+on+Counterintelligence+Threats.aspx

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSN29426639

“But he said Moscow appears less interested in U.S. commercial and military technology than other countries”

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10785968

http://nationalstrategy.com/Programs/NationalStrategyForumReview/SpringSummer2009NSFROnlineJournal/FeatureEssayEconomicandIndustrialEspionage/tabid/189/Default.aspx

http://www.ncix.gov/publications/speeches/ABAspeech.pdf

The above is all speculation and hypotheses.  This is draft and preliminary.  All other disclaimers apply.  Comments and corrections welcomed.

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