Thursday, July 22, 2010

 

Quote of the Day

If we have a US slowdown with a fresh financial crisis, everybody is going to want to buy the Swiss franc, along with bottled water, tins hats, and a shotgun. —David Bloom, currency chief at megabank HSBC, as quoted by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in "Swiss endure safe-haven agony from euro flight"

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Monday, July 19, 2010

 

Conservative Acknowledgment of the Day

Of course there is not one lever you can simply pull to create a big society. We should not be naive enough to think that simply if government rolls back and does less, then miraculously society will spring up and do more. —David Cameron of the Conservative Party, recently elected Prime Minister of the UK, as reported by the BBC

I am so disappointed. Here I was, thinking that the only thing society needed was for the government to reduce taxes and get out of the way of the capitalists.

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