Regulation needs to catch up with innovation.
– Henry Paulson
India is one of the world’s largest and most peaceful states with advanced nuclear technologies and has been isolated from the rest of the world on nuclear issues.
If you’ve got a bazooka, and people know you’ve got it, you may not have to take it out.
I always told people in the private sector, ‘You can be the smartest person in the world, you can have the very best ideas, but if you can’t sell them and you can’t get other people to work with you, you’re not going to succeed.’
I’m a straightforward person. I like to be direct with people.
Too often, we restrict trade that would create U.S. jobs and is in our national interest.
I’ve been through periods of stress, turbulence in the market for over the course of my career, various times, and never in any of those other periods have we had the advantage of a strong economy underpinning the markets.
It is the policy of the federal government to use all resources at its disposal to make our financial system stronger.
When the economy is growing, there’s a lot that can be done to deal with the deficit.
I think all governments engage in intelligence gathering vis-a-vis other governments.
For decades, Indians have immigrated to the United States, joined our communities, and raised their families while maintaining their cultural heritage.
In just about every area of society, there’s nothing more important than ethics.
Foreclosure is to no one’s benefit. I’ve heard estimates that mortgage investors lose 40 to 50 percent on their investment if it goes into foreclosure.
As a Christian Scientist, I don’t go to doctors and get diagnoses.
When you have a big, ugly problem, there’s never going to be a neat, elegant solution that is totally painless or without a cost.
Anticompetitive practices hurt Chinese private firms nearly as much as foreign ones.
What I’ve said repeatedly is, ‘I think the auto industry is a very important industry.’
As the Indian government has embraced greater economic openness, the creativity and expertise of the Indian workforce has been unleashed onto the world economic stage.
Every global concern – economic, environmental or security-related – can be addressed more effectively when the U.S. and China work together.
A Fed loan to Lehman Brothers would not have prevented a bankruptcy.
Illiquid asset purchases are all about capital and encouraging private capital to come in.
Non-bank financial institutions provide credit that is essential to U.S. businesses and consumers.
China saves too much, produces too much, sells too much to Americans and consumes too little.
U.S. exports to China have more than quintupled since China entered the WTO and have grown more quickly than imports. In fact, China is America’s fastest-growing export market.
China and the U.S. are the two largest importers of oil. They are the two largest emitters of carbon.
I’ve never been antiregulation. I’ve always believed that raw, unregulated capitalism doesn’t work.
As I talk with the Chinese on currency, I encourage them to move much more quickly with opening up their capital markets to competition, because I don’t believe the world is going to give them as much time as they would like.
I never once considered that it was appropriate to put taxpayer money on the line in resolving Lehman Brothers.
Payment systems are critically important for overall market stability. On a typical business day, U.S. payment and settlement systems settle transactions valued at over $13 trillion.
China needs a currency that reflects underlying economic fundamentals.