"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."James Buchan on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."James Buchan on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."James Buchan on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."James Buchan on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."James Buchan on Robert Frost
"There are signs that the age of petroleum has passed its zenith. Adjusted for inflation, a barrel of crude oil now sells for three times its long-run average. The large western oil companies, which cartellised the industry for much of the 20th century, are now selling more oil than they find, and are thus in the throes of liquidation."
"Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness."
"Profits in business always depend on the rate of interest: the higher the interest, the higher the rate of profit required."
"Up until the Depression, recession had a moral character: it was supposed to purge the body economic of the greed and excess that attends a business expansion."
"Even before he came to power in 1997, Gordon Brown promised to change the accounts to parliament from simple litanies of cash in and cash out, to a more commercial system that took notice of the public property the departments were using. This system is known as resource accounting."
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