” The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare. “


” If you don’t have 30 years to devote to social policy, don’t get involved. “


” We used to play marbles for keeps. If you lost, you lost. It is the same way with politics, but not everybody knows this. “


” I was in charge of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So I had some of the most brilliant mathematical statistical minds in the country, who would put together the modern technology, if you like, of understanding the economy and tracking it and trying to influence it. “


” In 1914, there were two countries in the world that required you to have a passport if you wanted to enter – Czarist Russia and the Ottomans. Anywhere else, you could come and go as you pleased. “


” It’s always been a subtext of our secular optimism that you solve the economic problem, and all other things sort of take care of themselves. Well, we seem to be doing well on the economic side – we are doing very well – and the other things are not solving – they’re compounding. “


” I come from a part of the world – raised in a part of the world where you’re born a Democrat, baptized a Democrat. “



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We used to play marbles for keeps. If you lost, you lost. It is the same way with politics, but not everybody knows this.
I was in charge of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So I had some of the most brilliant mathematical statistical minds in the country, who would put together the modern technology, if you like, of understanding the economy and tracking it and trying to influence it.
In 1914, there were two countries in the world that required you to have a passport if you wanted to enter - Czarist Russia and the Ottomans. Anywhere else, you could come and go as you pleased.
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I come from a part of the world - raised in a part of the world where you
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