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" Absent some international interruption, there's no real justification for oil being more than $90 or $100 a barrel. "
" We're in a trade war. We've been in a trade war for decades. That's why we have the deficit. "
" The E.U., China, and Japan all talk free trade, and they all practice protectionism. "
" If you think about it: a big bank in any country, what is it? Really, as an investment, it's a warrant on economy. "
" I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with a bank being big. In fact, there are some good arguments about universality of geography that in theory, if you have all your eggs in one little community, and some big employer goes out, that could be your downfall. "
" The fact that you're successful doesn't mean that you can't relate to working people. "
" The United States is the least protectionist country in the world but has the largest trade deficit, while other countries are highly protectionist and have huge trade surpluses. This cannot continue. "
" I think partly the decline in the peso was due to worry about renegotiation of NAFTA, but I think we also need to think about some other mechanisms for making the peso/dollar exchange rate a bit more stable. "
" The typical big Japanese company has somewhere between a third and 40 percent of its revenues coming from developing countries, and about a third of Japan's exports are also to the emerging countries, so in a strange way, Japan, which has very little internal growth, its big companies are a good way to play the emerging markets. "
" Banking, I would argue, is the most heavily regulated industry in the world. Regulations don't solve things. Supervision solves things. "
" Confrontational things, admission of error, admission of defeat, restructuring, laying people off - those are not American ideals. "
" I believe in the two-party system. "
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" We are the world's biggest importer. We need to treat the other countries as good suppliers. "
" The E.U. is one of our largest trading partners, and any negotiations legally must be conducted at the E.U. level and not with individual nations. "
" There isn't a bank in the world that could withstand a run. They all borrow short and lend long, regardless of what they say. "
" I see myself as a private-equity investor that helps rebuild companies. Restructuring is a cottage industry in that there aren't that many serious practitioners. "
" My obligation is to disclose companies in which I'm an officer, a director, or an investor. "
" The fundamentals are the U.S. is going to end up being a net exporter of natural gas. That's going to be wonderful to help our balance of payments, reduce our dependence on a lot of countries that aren't so crazy about us, and change many, many parts of what goes on here. "
" Each weekend I play at least one and maybe two sets of tennis a day. My doubles team was in the finals recently at my tennis club in Palm Beach and lost a tiebreaker after a three-hour match. I must confess, by the end of the three hours, I was relieved it was over. "
" The way we'll get more jobs is by creating new industries, new companies, businesses that are higher tech and therefore can compete. "
" Shipping has a great oversupply of vessels that came from over-ordering a few years back. We think 2014 may be when it turns around. "
" There are deep value opportunities in insurance stocks, which were beaten down because of their exposure to the subprime crisis, annuities, and commercial real estate. "
" Regulations don't solve things. Supervision solves things. If we could figure out that the subprime thing was a train wreck that was coming, where were the regulators? "
" There is no evidence that more regulation makes things better. The most highly regulated industry in America is commercial banking, and that didn't save those institutions from making terrible decisions. "
" We'll be aggressive on trade because we know that deals that have been made historically have resulted in the great loss of manufacturing jobs, a great amount of closed manufacturing businesses. We don't want that to continue. "
" The whole idea of a trade deal is to build a fence around participants inside and give them an advantage over the outside. So there's a conceptual flaw in that, one of many conceptual flaws in NAFTA. "
" Believe it or not, Mexico has better treaties with the rest of the world than the Unites States does. "
" I'm a very big proponent of cloud. We've used it a lot in private sector, and as far as we can tell, it is not only more efficient, it's probably also more secure for lots of very complicated technical reasons. I think it's a very important thing for government to do, and also to have systems that talk to each other. "
" Washington, D.C., is the new Wall Street. No significant financial transaction of any consequence occurs without it. "
" Everybody talks about tariffs as the first thing. Tariffs are the last thing. Tariffs are part of the negotiation. The real trick is going to be increase American exports. Get rid of some of the tariff and non-tariff barriers to American exports. "
" If you add up all the promises any politicians makes, the math doesn't work. "