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    Politicians would only move beyond gestures once there was a critical mass of informed citizens.
    — Paul Collier
    There is a simple way of avoiding excess risk-taking by the managers of our financial institutions. It is to make it a crime ... had a crime for reckless management of a financial institution been on the books, Northern Rock and RBS would not have blown up.
    — Paul Collier
    Elections determine who is in power, but they do not determine how power is used.
    — Paul Collier
    tags: power 
     
    You are a citizen, and citizenship carries responsibilities.
    — Paul Collier
    Most conduct is guided by norms rather than by laws. Norms are voluntary and are effective because they are enforced by peer pressure.
    — Paul Collier
    tags: law 
     
    Without an informed electorate, politicians will continue to use the bottom billion merely for photo opportunities, rather than promoting real transformation.
    — Paul Collier
    Poverty is not intrinsically a trap, otherwise we would all still be poor.
    — Paul Collier
    tags: poverty  poor 
     
    You can tell everybody that Eddie Robinson's out looking for a job right now, and believe me, he's a great kid. He's happy and he's healthy. All he needs is a couple of weeks to regain game fitness. Put him on the court and when the game counts ... Eddie Robinson is about one word: winning and losing. He's a great athlete, and I love him to death.
    — Paul Collier
    tags: death  believe  right  job  winning  healthy  kids  games 
     
    How do we give credible hope to the billion poorest people in the world? It requires compassion to get ourselves started, and enlightened self-interest to get serious... If economic divergence continues, combined with global integration, it will build a nightmare for our children.
    — Paul Collier
    Migration has been politicized before it has been analyzed.
    — Paul Collier
    Change in the societies at the very bottom must come predominantly from within; we cannot impose it on them.
    — Paul Collier
    tags: society 
     
    At the core of all successful societies are procedures for blocking the advancement of bad men
    — Paul Collier
    tags: men  society  successful  bad 
     
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