Des entretiens avec Businesss Week
10 août 2012 Poster un commentaire
Le dernier numéro de la revue Business Week est composé uniquement d’entretiens, notamment avec Alan Greenspan (qui rappelle ses relations avec Ayn Rand), Nouriel Roubini (qui disserte comme à son habitude sur les catastrophes économiques à venir, mais aussi sur son Iran natal), mais aussi Mitt Romney (le candidat républicain) ou Rahm Emanuel (le maire de Chicago, très proche du Président Obama).
Q: Much of the case you make to voters is that you’re a successful entrepreneur and a successful executive, and thus you’ll make a successful president. Why were you so successful as a businessman?
Romney: Well, I had the privilege of growing up in a home with a Dad that was a leader. And because I was the baby of the family, he was kind enough to take me along with him and I got a chance to see real leadership in action (…)
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Q: What concerns you most about the economy in 2012?
Greenspan : Europe.
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Q : What shapes your worldview?
Rubini: I see a world that is very interconnected in many ways, and it’s not just the economic and financial and the trading lanes, but it is also policy, political and geopolitical. On the economic side, I would say my approach is quite eclectic. I don’t want to be branded one way or another. I believe, unlike people that are totally free-market, laissez-faire fundamentalists, that there is an important role that the government can play, one, in providing public goods, whether it’s education, health care, or other things, and two, supervising countercyclical policy—stimulus, whether it’s monetary, fiscal, or otherwise.
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Q: How often do you take the train ?
Emanuel : I probably do it twice a week. That’s the average, but there are weeks like this week, because of my schedule, it was once. It would have been on Monday, but Amy and the kids were leaving, so I wanted to stay and see them off.