Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Less is More

From today's Meet the Press:

Kramer: The CEOs I talk to - they're hiring ... in Russia, they're hiring in Brazil, China ... its rather quizzical that we know what the Communists will give us, but we don't know what the capitalists will give us.

Greenspan: Investment occurs when you have a stable economy and when you can foresee what's going on in the future ... it's very critical that we get the uncertainties out of the system.
It's simple math, included in pretty much every good risk model - volatility is a multiplier on risk. Higher risk leads to lower willingness to invest at a given return. (Smart) investment is a multiplier on growth. Growth is a multiplier on income. Sustained income (without excessive debt) creates wealth.

Washington ... don'tcha want wealth? Think of all the new taxes you could levy.

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