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Having your fiscal house in order and having a more manageable macro-economic future is going to be very useful in creating growth.

Alaska itself is an unusual state.

American influence is not what it used to be.

In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes.

The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it.

If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.

I should not be judged by a standard that's not applied to everyone else.

Culture follows power.

If a senator calls me up and asks me what should we do in Iraq, I'm happy to talk to him.

If we didn't have the rest of the world growing, the United States economy would be in much worse shape than it is today.

Conservatives used to believe in confronting hard truths, not succumbing to comforting fairy tales. Some still do.

I don't want to paint a picture of total gloom and doom.

I enjoy writing but I much prefer the experience of having written.

I grew up in Mumbai.

I grew up in this world where everything seemed possible.

I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview.

In a world awash in debt, power shifts to creditors.

The American dream seems to be thriving in Europe not at home.

The markets are much more interested in America's long-term trajectory than they are in feeling that there is an acute short-term crisis.