Oct 25, 2011

Paul De Grauwe on Euro crisis

Everyone needs the ECB to step up to the plate. The ECB has no excuse not to act. In trying to keep its monetary virginity intact, the bank threatens to destroy the Euro Zone. If that happens, nobody will be able to profit from its virginity.

Paul De Grauwe, Financial Times, August 2011

Oct 21, 2011

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard on the global commodity boom

There's no advice to me that would cause me concern about Chinese demand collapsing.

~ Julia Gillard, Australian Prime Minister, "Unease in Australia," Bloomberg Markets, November 2011

Oct 10, 2011

Dan Pallotta on Steve Jobs and philanthropy

Last year Change.org wrote of Steve Jobs, "It's high time the minimalist CEO became a magnanimous philanthropist."

I've got news for you. He has been. What's important is how we use our time on this earth, not how conspicuously we give our money away. What's important is the energy and courage we are willing to expend reversing entropy, battling cynicism, suffering and challenging mediocre minds, staring down those who would trample our dreams, taking a stand for magic, and advancing the potential of the human race.

On these scores, the world has no greater philanthropist than Steve Jobs. If ever a man contributed to humanity, here he is. And he has done it while battling cancer.

~ Dan Pallotta, "Steve Jobs, World's Greatest Philanthropist," Harvard Business Review, September 2, 2011