mardi 27 octobre 2009


The Big Picture a rassemblé les citations les plus frappantes d'intervenants connus lors d'une conférence réunie récemment sous l'égide de The Economist. Sélection du Blogo:

Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University, William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School:

The problem of being a declining empire doesn’t have a solution.” (Referring to the suggestion that a great many, if not all, of America’s problems are fixable.)

Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University:

“Look up ‘bubble’ in an economic textbook and it’s not there.” (Referring to the shortcomings of the traditional economic curriculum.).

Elizabeth Warren, Chair, TARP Congressional Oversight Panel:

“The reason banks lost confidence in each other is because they looked at their own books.” (Referring to the loss of confidence that roiled markets during the darkest days of the crisis.)

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University:

“It was grotesque.” (Referring to fact that, despite its extraordinary size, the $62 trillion credit default swap market was essentially unregulated.)

“This was a crisis made in the U.S.” (Referring to the suggestion that China’s export policies played a key role in creating the credit bubble.)

George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management:

“Bankers have too much power.” (Referring to the hold that Wall Street has over Washington.)

Stephen Roach, Chairman, Morgan Stanley Asia:

Those who are looking for a “V”-shaped recovery are in for “a rude awakening.”

“The imbalances going into the crisis were large to begin with. Now, they are bigger than ever.”

Sheila C. Bair, Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation:

“Insured deposits are being used in ways that I don’t like to see.”

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