Robert Edward Rubin, aka Eddy Rubin

Robert Edward
Rubin, aka Eddy Rubin
1938

American Economist and Banking Executive, Co-Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs, Director of the White House National Economic Council, U.S. Treasury Secretary

Author Quotes

Some people are more certain of everything than I am of anything.

I agree with what the Chairman Greenspan said whatever it is that he did say.

Financial markets are driven by human nature and have a propensity to go to excess. This means that periodic financial crises of one sort or another are virtually inevitable.

In business, the chief focus is on profitability. Government, by contrast, has no simple bottom line but rather a vast array of interests and priorities, many of which exist in a state of tension or conflict. For that reason, decision making in government is vastly more complex.

The only place people find fulfillment is within themselves. And too often, that is the last place they look.

To keep a realistic sense of yourself and to make well-informed decisions, you have to go out of your way to make people feel comfortable disagreeing with you.

Relying on politics for your sense of who you are greatly impedes your ability to remain true to yourself, your views, and your values.

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

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First Name
Robert Edward
Last Name
Rubin, aka Eddy Rubin
Birth Date
1938
Bio

American Economist and Banking Executive, Co-Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs, Director of the White House National Economic Council, U.S. Treasury Secretary