quotes of Alan Greenspan; 446 quotes

"The physical assets of such a firm comprise a small proportion of its asset base, ... Trust and reputation can vanish overnight. A factory cannot."

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"Although household spending should continue to trend up, the potential for significant acceleration in activity in this sector is likely to be more limited than in past cycles."

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"Doubtless, the substantial improvement in the access of business decision makers to real-time information has played a key role, ... Today, businesses have large quantities of data available virtually in real time. As a consequence, they address and resolve economic imbalances far more rapidly than in the past."

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"an array of influences unique to this business cycle, however, seems likely to moderate the speed of the anticipated recovery."

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"Terrorism poses a challenge to the remarkable record of globalization, ... I trust that we will go forward expeditiously with the pending new trade round. The differences to be resolved in such talks are small relative to the larger issue of maintaining our freedoms to travel and trade on a global scale."

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"If we allow terrorism to undermine our freedom of action, we could reverse at least part of the palpable gains achieved by postwar globalization. It is incumbent upon us not to allow that to happen."

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"the weight of incoming evidence persuasively suggest on oncoming intensification of inflation pressures."

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"It's too soon in the fourth quarter to make very many judgments, but despite the fact that we clearly have been shocked by the tragedy of September 11, there is no evidence at this stage from the data we have to date that there will be a decline in the fourth quarter."

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"[Calling developments this year] quite favorable, ... the expansion is self-sustaining."

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"There are sound reasons for concluding that the long-run picture remains bright ... but I would emphasize that we continue to face significant risks in the near term."

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