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    That day the U.S. announced that the dollar would be devalued by 10 percent. By switching the yen to a floating exchange rate, the Japanese currency appreciated, and a sufficient realignment in exchange rates was realized. Joint intervention in gold sales to prevent a steep rise in the price of gold, however, was not undertaken. That was a mistake.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: mistakes 
     
    If, at the end of the day, we need to raise taxes, we should raise taxes.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: tax 
     
    It was the biggest inflation and the most sustained inflation that the United States had ever had.
    — Paul Volcker
    I am suspicious of the idea of a new paradigm, to use that word, an entirely new structure of the economy.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: ideas 
     
    Less emphasis on inventories, I think, may tend to dampen business cycles, because business cycles are typically in the grasp of inventory cycles and heavy industry cycles.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: business 
     
    The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree.
    — Paul Volcker
    Double-digit inflation is a terrible thing - and it got up to 14 or 15 percent on a monthly basis for a while, shortly after I became chairman of the Fed.
    — Paul Volcker
    A global economy requires a global currency.
    — Paul Volcker
    A nation's exchange rate is the single most important price in its economy; it will influence the entire range of individual prices, imports and exports, and even the level of economic activity. So it is hard for any government to ignore large swings in its exchange rate.
    — Paul Volcker
    It's a whole different attitude toward public service than it once was. I tell you, we can all sit around in our old age and moan about it, but I think the administrative processes and the management effectiveness of the federal government are terrible!
    — Paul Volcker
    It was probably a mistake to allow gold to rise so high.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: mistakes 
     
    The idea that when people see prices falling they will stop buying those cheaper goods or cheaper food does not make much sense. And aiming for 2 percent inflation every year means that after a decade prices are more than 25 percent higher and the price level doubles every generation. That is not price stability, yet they call it price stability. I just do not understand central banks wanting a little inflation.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: people  food  ideas  year 
     
    When I hear complaints about less liquidity, remember there is such a thing as too much liquidity.
    — Paul Volcker
    When people begin anticipating inflation, it doesn't do you any good anymore, because any benefit of inflation comes from the fact that you do better than you thought you were going to do.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: people  thoughts  facts 
     
    What's the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: real 
     
    I wish someone would give me one shred of neutral evidence that financial innovation has led to economic growth - one shred of evidence.
    — Paul Volcker
    The standard of living of the average American has to decline.
    — Paul Volcker
    The only thing useful banks have invented in 20 years is the ATM.
    — Paul Volcker
    tags: year 
     
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