“The role of the individual lawmaker must be redefined. Similar to Switzerland’s system, lawmakers should not be career politicians but practice a profession outside of parliament.”
If I were him, I’d prepare statements that could never get me in trouble – statements like “Money can be used for the purchase of goods and services,” “The economy is complex,” or “Most babies are nice.”
Well, I wouldn’t tell anyone to “go to hell” if I was indifferent to them either – but it doesn’t mean I’m madly in love.
The economic stimulus bill that passed Congress last night signaled a shift in thought on the domestic policy front, and coupled with Blair’s words on Thursday, they outline simply the difference between this administration and the previous ones.
“Many friends over the years have asked me – ‘what can I read that tells me about finance and investment in a non-technical way but doesn’t insult my intelligence?’ Few books do this.”
Think of the irony of that; love which is priceless is being represented by the cheapest commodities that we can procure.
One gets the distinct impression that Buffett’s family travails, such as the failure of his first marriage, have made his successes elsewhere bittersweet.
I don’t know about you, but I have to smirk at least a bit each time a Republican has to admit that the free market doesn’t always do the right thing. I also giggle each time Bush has to use the word “responsibility.”
This is what happens when you put people opposed to regulation in charge of regulatory agencies. And I’m not letting Clinton appointees off the hook, either.
The woman/man on the line had no control in the production of gas guzzling, earth-killing, and ultimately unprofitable SUV’s beyond assuring that they were built up to standard.