12 Total Quotes

Alice Rivlin Quotes

The real need is not for more hospital beds. It's for more primary care and keeping people out of hospital beds and emergency rooms.
Alice Rivlin
#People

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
Alice Rivlin
#Worry #American Economist

I had been to Europe that summer, and they said, 'Can anybody verify that?'
Alice Rivlin
#Europe

Well, it was hard to find anybody, but I called my high school boyfriend and said, 'Can you tell the FBI what I was doing in the summer of '52?' And he said, 'Sure, if you'll remind me.' And I did, and he did, and -- that was fine.
Alice Rivlin
#Boyfriend

The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California.
Alice Rivlin
#American Economist #Income

I wouldn't expect him to do anything different than Greenspan - certainly not at the beginning.
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#Beginning

No one's really worried about inflation right now.
Alice Rivlin
#Inflation

They've been excellent appointments. These people are in the tradition of strong, well-qualified, non-ideological economists.
Alice Rivlin
#People

It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards.
Alice Rivlin
#American Economist #Doubt