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" Regulating and taxing marijuana would simultaneously save taxpayers billions of dollars in enforcement and incarceration costs, while providing many billions of dollars in revenue annually. "
" I give away something up to $500 million a year throughout the world promoting Open Society. My foundations support people in the country who care about an open society. It's their work that I'm supporting. So it's not me doing it. "
" If the terrorists have the sympathy of people, it's much harder to find them. So we need people on our side, and that leads us to be responsible leaders of the world, show some concern with the problems. "
" President Bush is endangering our safety, hurting our vital interests, and undermining American values. "
" Bush's war in Iraq has done untold damage to the United States. It has impaired our military power and undermined the morale of our armed forces. Our troops were trained to project overwhelming power. They were not trained for occupation duties. "
" Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. "
" Throughout the 19th century, when there was a laissez-faire mentality and insufficient regulation, you had one crisis after another. Each crisis brought about some reform. That is how central banking developed. "
" There is a resurgence of anti-Semitism in Europe. The policies of the Bush administration and the Sharon administration contribute to that. It's not specifically anti-Semitism, but it does manifest itself in anti-Semitism as well. "
" Stock market bubbles don't grow out of thin air. They have a solid basis in reality, but reality as distorted by a misconception. "
" I would prefer not to be involved in party politics. "
" Just as the process of repealing national alcohol prohibition began with individual states repealing their own prohibition laws, so individual states must now take the initiative with respect to repealing marijuana prohibition laws. "
" Unrestrained competition can drive people into actions that they would otherwise regret. "
" The people currently in charge have forgotten the first principle of an open society, namely that we may be wrong and that there has to be free discussion. That it's possible to be opposed to the policies without being unpatriotic. "
" Markets are constantly in a state of uncertainty and flux and money is made by discounting the obvious and betting on the unexpected. "
" I put forward a pretty general theory that financial markets are intrinsically unstable. That we really have a false picture when we think about markets tending towards equilibrium. "
" Law has become a business. Health care has become a business. Unfortunately, politics has also become a business. That really undermines society. "
" I'm not doing my philanthropic work, out of any kind of guilt, or any need to create good public relations. I'm doing it because I can afford to do it, and I believe in it. "
" Market fundamentalists recognize that the role of the state in the economy is always disruptive, inefficient, and generally has negative connotations. This leads them to believe that the market mechanism can take care of all the problems. "
" I see tremendous imbalance in the world. A very uneven playing field, which has gotten tilted very badly. I consider it unstable. At the same time, I don't exactly see what is going to reverse it. "
" To my mind, there is a solution which has to do with democracy, because democratic governments are subject to the will of the people. So, if the people will it, you can actually create international institutions through the democratic states. "
" We are the most powerful nation on earth. No external power, no terrorist organization, can defeat us. But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire. "
" We must recognize that as the dominant power in the world we have a special responsibility. In addition to protecting our national interests, we must take the leadership in protecting the common interests of humanity. "
" Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman. "
" When I had made more money than I needed for myself and my family, I set up a foundation to promote the values and principles of a free and open society. "
" The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios... The idea that you can actually predict what's going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market. "
" When it comes to social consequences, they've got all different people acting in different ways, very difficult to even have a proper criterion of success. So, it's a difficult task. "
" The criminalization of marijuana did not prevent marijuana from becoming the most widely used illegal substance in the United States and many other countries. But it did result in extensive costs and negative consequences. "
" A full and fair discussion is essential to democracy. "
" I think there's a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they're not sufficient because markets don't look after social needs. "
" The worse a situation becomes the less it takes to turn it around, the bigger the upside. "
" I chose America as my home because I value freedom and democracy, civil liberties and an open society. "