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To solve a major crisis, you have to do things you would never do in normal times or even in a modest crisis…. What feels just and fair is often just the opposite of what is required for a just and fair outcome. It is why policy makers generally tend to make crises worse, and why the politics of crises management is always untenable.




Tim Geithner, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (Democrat), President, New York Federal Reserve Bank, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises, 2014

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Tim Geithner
Tim Geithner
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Timothy Franz "Tim" Geithner is a former American central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2003 to 2009, following service in the Clinton administration. Since March 2014, he has served as president and managing director of Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm headquartered in New York City.

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