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Jeffrey Sachs

"There's a lot of strength in the U.S., but there's a lot of froth also. The froth will blow off. We're going to have to face up to some realities that we're not fully facing up to right now." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"We're going to have to forgive a great deal of the Soviet era debt. There's no question about that. Let's face up to that. We're going to have to put in money if Russia is really going to consolidate a democracy." Jeffrey Sachs
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American Economist    Debt   

Jeffrey Sachs

"In the early 1990s, when a lot of the developing world opened up to international capital flows... they ended up in very good long-term projects, but projects that weren't going to pay off for five or 10 or 20 years." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"The runs started in Thailand after the IMF intervened in such a dramatic way. Then the IMF came to Indonesia." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"The broader issue of the real role of the U.S., the foreign assistance aspect of that, who's going to pay for the security of a global economy?" Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"Russia has gone through eight years of continuing economic pain." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"When countries open up to trade, they generally benefit, because they can sell more, then they can buy more. And trade has two-way gain." Jeffrey Sachs
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Jeffrey Sachs

"The longer you wait, the less fun. If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed." Jeffrey Sachs
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Milton Friedman

"Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence." Milton Friedman
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American Economist    Freedom   

Milton Friedman

"Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself." Milton Friedman
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"Now is the time for us to strike. We must strengthen our foothold in Asia, to ensure no nation overtakes us." Larry Summers
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"It used to be said that when the U.S. sneezed, the world caught a cold. The opposite is equally true today." Larry Summers
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Milton Friedman

"Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless." Milton Friedman
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Milton Friedman

"The power to do good is also the power to do harm." Milton Friedman
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Jeffrey Sachs

"The Russian drama began at the end of 1991, when the Soviet Union mercifully ended. Russia and 14 other new countries emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union. Every one of those 15 new states faced a profound historical, economic, financial, social and political challenge." Jeffrey Sachs
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"A leader is someone who steps back from the entire system and tries to build a more collaborative, more innovative system that will work over the long term." Robert Reich
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Jeffrey Sachs

"Unfortunately, the real focus in this country has not been on the rest of the world. It's been on our own issues and our own problems. Fair enough. But it means that our simple hopes that everything will just work out abroad aren't really coming to pass." Jeffrey Sachs
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Thomas Sowell

"You will never understand bureaucracies until you understand that for bureaucrats procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing." Thomas Sowell
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American Economist    Bureaucracy   

Milton Friedman

"The most important ways in which I think the Internet will affect the big issue is that it will make it more difficult for government to collect taxes." Milton Friedman
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"Global capital markets pose the same kinds of problems that jet planes do. They are faster, more comfortable, and they get you where you are going better. But the crashes are much more spectacular." Larry Summers
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