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" A great deal of stupidity has chipped away at the massive advantages of Western civilization, which could terminally decline if it remains on the current path. But these problems can be solved - and swiftly - if the right leaders emerge. "
" America is a place where the freedom to be who you are shouldn't be a barrier to your ability to get a job and provide for your family. "
" Capital is kind of a banking concept. "
" Check out London, Manhattan, Aspen and East Hampton real estate prices, as well as high-end art prices, to see what the leading edge of hyperinflation could look like. "
" Creating a regulatory system that reflects the modern-day realities of financial markets is not as difficult as it may appear. "
" Credit ratings and risk weightings must undergo a thorough process of review and revision. No security or instrument on the planet should have a zero risk weighting. "
" Derivatives trading should be standardized and as much as possible moved to clearinghouses. "
" Given the typical fee structures of hedge funds, they need to do something different to make money in a consistent way. "
" Governments need to be authorized to provide 'open bank assistance.' The convolutions of Dodd-Frank aimed at 'avoiding' this tactic are ludicrous and will prove to be extremely costly to the system. "
" If you want an alternative currency, check out gold. It has stood the test of thousands of years as a store of value and medium of exchange. "
" I know people who are always freeriders and will never get into a fight. "
" Imagine how much capital a country like Argentina might attract - if instead of defaulting seriatim and affecting a pose of anger toward creditors, it borrowed responsibly and honored its obligations. "
" I'm rarely optimistic. "
" In both the U.S. and Europe, the budget and balance sheet numbers do not work. When 'off-balance sheet' promises are taken into account, the U.S. and most countries of the Euro zone are insolvent. "
" Individual liberty, the basic underpinning of American society, requires constant defense against the encroachment of the state. "
" 'Inequality' has become the political theme/slogan of our time in both Europe and the U.S., yet political leaders do not even bother to consider that their own policies, which put the entire burden on central bankers to print money and drive up stock, bond and other asset prices, are actually exacerbating income and wealth disparity. "
" In government, the forces of risk-aversion and constant conflict serve to stultify and narrow the range of ideas up for debate. "
" In the workplace, employees should be judged on their merit and hard work and not on aspects that are irrelevant to their performance. "
" It is a very bad idea for governments to create arbitrary and unfair outcomes, or outcomes resulting from the passions and whims of the government rather than from the law, just because they have the power to do so. "
" It is impossible to understand the financial health of big financial institutions and their potential impact on the market. They don't even understand it themselves. "
" It's true that monetary policy was too lax for too long, and the government encouraged lending to people who were unlikely to repay their loans. "
" I've never let my guard down by saying, 'I don't need to be hedged.' "
" Margin is a customer concept. "
" My concern as a citizen and as a money manager is, Oh my God, at what point does a 'whoa' moment happen to these people who own $30 trillion fixed income instruments? "
" Obviously, the institution of marriage in America has utterly collapsed. "
" Opacity on extreme levels is not addressed anywhere, including Dodd-Frank. "
" Resentment is not morally superior to earning money. "
" Securing for gays and lesbians the basic right to have their relationships and families recognized as part of a community makes all of our communities stronger. "
" So many people, including stark conservatives, have family members and close friends who are gay. "
" Stability is not the way of the world. "
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