Robert E. Rubin

(Robert Edward "Bob" Rubin)

Robert E. Rubin
Robert E. Rubin
  • Born: August 29, 1938
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An economically successful Africa is not only in the interest of the Africans but also is in the interest of the United States as well. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs ;Social Sciences
Any effort of tax reform will produce winners and losers. Taxes
Financial markets have a tendency to go to excess. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Capitalism
I have no intention of offending somebody who writes a weekly column. Media, Journalism & The Press
In 1947 American corporations thought of themselves as national with offices abroad. Today, they see themselves as global corporations with headquarters in the United States. Business, Commerce & Finance
It’s a very difficult cultural issue. Why don’t Americans save? Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Markets that are overpriced will correct and fall of their own weight.. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Median compensation in America has been stagnant over 25 of the last 30 years, the only exceptions being the last 5 years of the 1990s. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Mr. President. We can’t be certain our recommended plan to assist Mexico will work, and if it doesn’t, it may cost you your Presidency. Foreign Aid
Sometimes you have to give up one good in order to get another good. Miscellaneous
The debt ceiling should never be part of the budget negotiation process. Budgets & Budgeting
The deficit had become a symbol of our inability to control and manage the cost of government. Management & Managing Government
The key to economic development is less in government aid, but in having a climate that will attract private capital….Free market development is the key to economic prosperity in the world. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
The ultimate benefit of trade is not the generating of economic surpluses but the more efficient allocation of economic resources. Foreign Aid
There are no certainties. Miscellaneous
Try not to offend someone who writes a weekly column. Media, Journalism & The Press
We are the only country that can provide world leadership, but we have to have the support of the American people to do it. Foreign Aid
We could not get NAFTA passed today with the current Congress…. We’ve got to combine trade liberalization with a broad-based sharing of the fruits of our productivity. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
We have now had a long period of very limited participation in the growth of our society…. If you are going to have broad based political support for economic policies, you have to have broad based participation in the benefits of those policies…. This is a change of historic proportions. Development & Growth
We were instrumental in creating the United Nations and the World Bank, and now we threaten their health. United Nations
We will export more to Latin America than Europe in the next 10 years, and we already export more to Asia than to Europe. That was unthinkable 30 years ago. Foreign Trade
We’ve got to have some kind of universal medical coverage and we have to have a more efficient system. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
With the Clinton higher tax rates for the top two brackets, we had the longest and strongest economic expansion in U. S. history. Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs