Alan Greenspan Quotes


144 Alan Greenspan quotes:



"Human beings make mistakes, ... I know of no supervisory action we can take that will prevent that. I know of no legislation to help us prevent them from making dumb mistakes."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Without the needed restrictions on the size of the GSE balance sheets, we put at risk our ability to preserve safe and sound financial markets in the United States, a key ingredient of support for housing,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"If no action is taken at all ... we're going to be confronted within a few years with a marked upward ratcheting of long-term interest rates, which is very debilitating to long-term economic growth,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"While, three months ago, it was clearly a desirable action ... we didn't [pass a stimulus bill], ... Fortunately it turned out we didn't need that particular [action]."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"the need to expand our nation's ability to import natural gas."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"The more flexible an economy, the greater its ability to self-correct in response to inevitable, often unanticipated, disturbances and thus to contain the size and consequences of cyclical imbalances."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value."
"If we can maintain an adequate degree of flexibility, some of America 's economic imbalances, most notably the large current account deficit and the housing boom, can be rectified by adjustments in prices, interest rates, and exchange rates rather than through more-wrenching changes in output, incomes, and employment."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The scale and scope of higher education in America was being shaped by the recognition that research -- the creation of knowledge --complemented teaching and training -- the diffusion of knowledge,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: America Quotes
"The economic fundamentals remain firm, and the U.S. economy appears to retain important forward momentum,"
"The recent period has been marked by a transformation to an economy that is more productive as competitive forces become increasingly intense and new technologies raise the efficiency of our businesses, ... With the rapid adoption of information technology, the share of output that is conceptual rather than physical continues to grow."
"We are seeing an evolving new international economy. We are in the process of learning how it works as we are doing it, ... Fortunately, the trauma that came out of the Russian default created so much risk aversion ... we probably have time to be deliberative in determining how the (international monetary) structure ought to be structured."
"If we are to remain preeminent in transforming knowledge into economic value, ... America's system of higher education must remain the world's leader in generating scientific and technological breakthroughs and in meeting the challenge to educate workers."
"through education and training, not by restraining the competitive forces that are so essential to overall rising standards of living of the great majority of our population."
"There's potential for individual disaster there,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Disaster Quotes
"There should be little disagreement about the need to re-establish budget discipline,"
"I have little doubt that my successors, and theirs, will continue to sustain the leadership of the American financial system in an ever-widening global economy,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"no doubt that the current stance of policy ? will need to be changed at some point."
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Doubt Quotes
"Had the failure of LTCM triggered the seizing up of markets, substantial damage could have been inflicted on many market participants, including some not directly involved with the firm, and could have potentially impaired the economies of many nations, including our own,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Failure Quotes
"I fear that the failure to expense stock option grants has introduced a significant distortion in reported earnings,"
Author: Greenspan Quotes Category: Failure Quotes



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