Paul Volcker & Ray Dalio | State of the US Economy & Government

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And the third name I was going to mention is,
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I don’t know how much you ran into Zhu Rongji.
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– He’s been a hero of mine, I didn’t know him personally.
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– Well, he was a hero of mine.
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This was in the 1990s when I was in China quite a lot,
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I don’t go to China, very little now,
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and I don’t know the leaders now.
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But I knew the leaders in the 90s,
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when they seemed to be a blossoming, capitalist economy,
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to exaggerate a bit.
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With hopes for an open, democratic society.
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Doesn’t look that way, quite, now,
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but back when Dung and Zhu Rongji were there,
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it looked very promising.
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And they’d come to us for advice,
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they don’t come to us for advice anymore.
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They might come to us and tell us what to do, but. (laughs)
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– Well, they seem to be doing pretty good–
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– Yeah, that’s right.
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That’s right, they say we don’t have to follow you anymore.
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But Lee Kuan Yew, of course, is a special case.
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Here he is–
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– But what are those qualities?
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– Well, he knew what he wanted to get done and he did it.
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And in a small, relative enclave
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and he did a lot of things that we tutted about,
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in terms of democracy, he was
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a little too eager to put people in jail
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to quiet down opposition
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and worry about what the newspapers said about him
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and so forth.
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But he had a drive to develop Singapore
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with a very strong civil service,
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very effective, corrupt-free government,
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as near as I can see, and he pulled it off,
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and he maintained a very strong position.
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And Singapore is, economically, I don’t know
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where it ranks in the world by pro-capita income, but it’s–
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– Way up there.
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– [Paul] Very high, come up from nothing.
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– So, your principles, if I get it correctly,
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your principles would be a great leader
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has an accurate vision of where to go.
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A great leader has,
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will fight the opposition
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in pursuit of that, and deliver.
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A great leader has a deep caring for the people
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that they’re leading.
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A great leader also seems to be leading
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with an effective management
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of civil service
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in government, or a effective bureaucracy
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to carry those things through.
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Are those the principles?
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– Well, I think we have to add a principle, the one you had,
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you gotta have a respect for the people.
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I don’t know if you included that.
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Some of the qualities you mentioned,
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you could apply to Adolf Hitler.
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But we don’t want an Adolf Hitler,
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we want somebody who’s got some democratic instincts
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and recognizes that he’s only there temporarily.
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And that he wants to lead the country effectively,
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but peaceably,
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and without dictatorial demands.
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So, it’s a nice balance to be in charge,
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and maybe less efficient when you have to deal with
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public opinion and different points of view.
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But it’s obviously essential if democracies going to last.
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We legitimately worry about democracy now.
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My mother, who was quite a character herself,
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I recall, vaguely, whining to her when I was,
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probably, a young man in government,
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Vietnam War or something, rioting in the streets…
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We were threatened, the country was threatened
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to survive all these tensions.
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She said, sonny boy, she didn’t call me sonny boy, (laughs)
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she said we’re 200 years of democracy,
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we’ve been a longer democracy
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than anybody else in the world,
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we’ve gotten over worse than this before,
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go get back to work and do something.
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And I take a little comfort in that thought,
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that we can straighten ourselves out
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after this little turmoil, not so little turmoil.

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裸辞找不到工作还是小事儿,你的人生也许会经历更多风险

“忆昔开元全盛日,小邑犹藏万家室。稻米流脂粟米白,公私仓廪俱丰实。”

这是杜甫的《忆昔》的开头,这四句很好理解吧,就是描写开元盛世的繁华、富有和美好,开元盛世就是唐玄宗前20年的盛世。那么这首诗是一首纯粹赞颂开元盛世的诗么?其实不是,后面其中又有四句

“洛阳宫殿烧焚尽,宗庙新除狐兔穴。伤心不忍问耆旧,复恐初从乱离说。”

这四句的感觉就完全不同了,宫殿都烧没了,宗庙都成了狐狸和兔子的巢穴了。
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