Thursday, September 15, 2011

Quotes of the day

Barack Obama's jobs plan may be one of the worst policy proposals I've ever seen.--John Carney

Let me get this straight: American companies can go overseas to China and create jobs, but they can't go to South Carolina and create jobs? Is this the kind of government we have?--John Boehner, on CNBC a few moments ago

In the American Physics Society it is ok to discuss whether the mass of the proton changes over time and how a multi-universe behaves, but the evidence of global warming is incontrovertible? The claim (how can you measure the average temperature of the whole earth for a whole year?) is that the temperature has changed from ~288.0 to ~288.8 degree Kelvin in about 150 years, which (if true) means to me is that the temperature has been amazingly stable, and both human health and happiness have definitely improved in this 'warming' period.--Ivar Giaever, Nobel Laureate 1973

Wow, a Nobel winner AND a true scientist? Pretty rare these days.--Cav

There are a lot of lessons to be learned [from the Magellan Fund], the first is that stepping into someone like Peter Lynch's shoes is basically a no-win situation, even after a decade or two have transpired. Lynch is Hercules and Michael Jordan and the Beatles all rolled in one when it comes to stock-picking and the mutual fund format, no one even touches him.--Josh Brown

It is essential to have the right connections when you have a good idea, more so the bigger the idea.--Eric Falkenstein

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