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" Absent some international interruption, there's no real justification for oil being more than $90 or $100 a barrel. "
" Mexico has 44 treaties with other countries that make it very advantageous to do international shipping from Mexico rather than from the United States. "
" My obligation is to disclose companies in which I'm an officer, a director, or an investor. "
" The fact that you're successful doesn't mean that you can't relate to working people. "
" A company not under sanction is just like any other company, period. "
" If you want to do something to destroy consumer spending, just eat away at the middle class because the other problem we have is the structural problem of middle class America. "
" If you add up all the promises any politician makes, the math doesn't work. Hillary Clinton's math doesn't work; Donald's math probably doesn't work. I think you have to listen to their campaign pitches more as symbolic, more as metaphors. "
" The reality is if something were to happen that cost China jobs - like, if they upwardly revalued the currency a lot - those jobs aren't going to come back to the U.S. They would go to Vietnam; they would go to Thailand. They would go to whatever country was the lowest cost. "
" The way we'll get more jobs is by creating new industries, new companies, businesses that are higher tech and therefore can compete. "
" If trade deficits are good, why is China so pleased that they run a huge trade surplus? It's perfectly obvious that if China hadn't been such a huge net-exporter, it never would have grown at the rate that it did. "
" To me, the most terrifying form of warfare would be if there was some simultaneous cyber attack on our grid, on the banking system, and on our transportation system. That would be quite a devastating thing, and yet in theory, absent some real protective measures, that could happen. "
" If you think about it: a big bank in any country, what is it? Really, as an investment, it's a warrant on economy. "
" Many of the smaller banks have had to get to the point where they now have more compliance people than they have lending offices. That's crazy. "
" NAFTA is an ancient treaty. "
" China is the most protectionist country of the very large countries. They talk more about free trade than they actually practice. "
" 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. "
" If people know you have the big bazooka, you probably don't have to use it. "
" I think it's natural for any manager to want to grow his business. The question is at what rate, and in what direction, and in what format? "
" We are the world's biggest importer. We need to treat the other countries as good suppliers. "
" I think at the end of the day, the real sick man of Europe is liable to turn out to be France, not Greece, not Portugal, not Spain, not Italy. The reason is France is very uncompetitive to begin with on a global scale, and the measures that Hollande has been putting in have been very, very negative from the point of view of economic growth. "
" 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. "
" In many critical things, such as the very high purity of the aluminium we need in aerospace, we only have one producer. That's not a good formula. "
" One of the problems with industries that have been in relatively long-term declines is that, very often, the managements in those industries develop a kind of loser mentality. And when you ask them what's wrong with the business, they'll point to extraneous forces. "
" Believe it or not, Mexico has better treaties with the rest of the world than the Unites States does. "
" It's important to have a sound idea, but the really important thing is the implementation. "
" There's trade, there's sensible trade, and there's dumb trade. "
" The one term I don't like to be called is a 'vulture.' Because to me, a vulture is a kind of asset-stripper that eats dead flesh off the bones of a dead creature. Our bird should be the phoenix, the bird that reinvents itself, recreates itself from its ashes. And that's much closer to what it is that we really do. "
" The problem with regional trade agreements is you get picked apart by the first country. Then you negotiate with the second country. You get picked apart. And you go with the third one. You get picked apart again. "
" The rules of origin in NAFTA need some tightening. Rules of origin are what let material outside of NAFTA to come in and benefit from all the taxes and tariff reductions within NAFTA. "
" If you add up all the promises any politicians makes, the math doesn't work. "
" 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? "