249 Total Quotes

Alan Greenspan Quotes

Alan Greenspan
The hey day when a high school or college education would serve a graduate for a lifetime is gone, ... Today's recipients of diplomas expect to have many jobs and to use a wide range of skills over their working lives.
Alan Greenspan
#College

Alan Greenspan
Large deficits will result in rising interest rates and an ever-growing ratio of debt service to GDP (gross domestic product),
Alan Greenspan
#Debt

Alan Greenspan
I find it utterly inconceivable, frankly, that we can have the type of potential fiscal outlook, which now confronts us over the next 15 to 20 years which, unless addressed, will not have a significant impact on long-term interest rates,
Alan Greenspan
#Potential

Alan Greenspan
In retrospect, I see nothing that we did that was inappropriate in terms of policy,
Alan Greenspan
#Inappropriate

Alan Greenspan
More uncertainty, however, surrounds the outlook for inflation,
Alan Greenspan
#Inflation

Alan Greenspan
Whether those adjustments are wrenching will depend ... on the degree of economic flexibility that we and our trading partners maintain, and I hope enhance, in the years ahead,
Alan Greenspan
#Flexibility

Alan Greenspan
At present, the Social Security trustees estimate that the unfunded liability over the indefinite future to be $10.4 trillion, ... The shortfall in Medicare is calculated at several multiples of the one in Social Security.
Alan Greenspan
#Future

Alan Greenspan
It has been my experience that competency in mathematics, both in numerical manipulations and in understanding its conceptual foundations, enhances a person's ability to handle the more ambiguous and qualitative relationships that dominate our day-to-day financial decision-making.
Alan Greenspan
#Experience

Alan Greenspan
The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
Alan Greenspan
#Education #American Economist

Alan Greenspan
Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is very much in the interest of this country," Greenspan said.
Alan Greenspan
#Country

Alan Greenspan
It is decidedly not true that "nice guys finish last," as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said.
Alan Greenspan
#Baseball

Alan Greenspan
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist #Gold

Alan Greenspan
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist #Gold

Alan Greenspan
Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist #Abuse

Alan Greenspan
I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
The more flexible an economy, the greater its ability to self-correct in response to inevitable, often unanticipated, disturbances and thus to contain the size and consequences of cyclical imbalances.
Alan Greenspan
#Ability

Alan Greenspan
We have a moral obligation to use our prosperity at this moment, especially to uplift communities in poverty,
Alan Greenspan
#Obligation

Alan Greenspan
I thought that the initiative that the Senate produced was very important and very effective,
Alan Greenspan
#Senate

Alan Greenspan
The fundamentals are in place for a return to sustained healthy growth,
Alan Greenspan
#Growth

Alan Greenspan
Whatever you tax, you get less of.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
as many uncertainties over the next 18 years as it has over the past 18.
Alan Greenspan
#Past

Alan Greenspan
There are no easy choices. Easy choices are long gone,
Alan Greenspan
#Choices

Alan Greenspan
If we delay, the adjustments could be abrupt and painful,
Alan Greenspan
#Delay

Alan Greenspan
There is a palpable unease that businesses and jobs are being drained from the United States, with potentially adverse long-run implications for unemployment and the standard of living of the average American,
Alan Greenspan
#Jobs