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I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans, and insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all.
These crazy booms should be watched. Alan Greenspan didn't think so. He's a capable man but he's an idiot. You should not make him the father of all banking. His hero is Ayn Rand. It's an unlikely place to look for wisdom. A lot of people think that if an ax murderer goes around killing people in a free market it's all right.
I do not think you can trust bankers to control themselves. They are like heroin addicts.
The whole world is better when you don't reduce engineering standards in finance. We skipped a total disaster by a hair's breadth. . . . I'm a big fan of the people who took us through the crisis. I'm not a big fan of the people who caused the crisis. Some of them deserve to be in the lowest circle of hell.
When Hitler was in his bunker before he shot himself, he said, 'This isn't my fault. The German people just don't appreciate me enough.' That's the attitude of a lot of bankers. They think their silliness is necessary. Banks will not rein themselves in voluntarily. You need adult supervision.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
We haven't got too much time left to ensure that government of the earth, by the earth, for the earth, shall not perish from the people.
The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of government power.
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Government never furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.