"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."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."James Buchan on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."James Buchan on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."James Buchan on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."James Buchan on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."James Buchan on Mahatma Gandhi
"Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age."
"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."