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I tend to look at potential investments from the standpoint of whether it is a valuable contribution to society.
Besides the devastating impact that the Ryan budget has directly on individuals, it does nothing to support job creation or our global competitiveness. Investments in both are drastically affected through cuts in funding for transportation and infrastructure projects, as well as funding for research and development.
The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on.
The United States should pursue a more robust agenda for U.S. competitiveness and innovation focused on a lower-carbon economy, including investments in education, basic research and development, infrastructure, retraining, retirement security, and universal health care.
My investments have been hurt.
At Sequoia, we have opened offices in China and India, and we have made a handful of investments in Latin America/Brazil.
I think that Governor Romney operates on the capital gains tax, his investments, what he lives off of instead of doing it off of his income.
Corruption is a cancer: a cancer that eats away at a citizen's faith in democracy, diminishes the instinct for innovation and creativity; already-tight national budgets, crowding out important national investments. It wastes the talent of entire generations. It scares away investments and jobs.
Wages, investments, and home values are the three legs of the economic stool for most Americans.
The Department of Energy made an investment that failed, and it got raked over the coals for that failed investment. This is ridiculous. The fact of the matter is, the government should be making a lot of risky investments, the majority of which are likely to fail.
To create jobs, a modern economy requires modern investments.
Great investments may look crazy but really may not be.
One of my first investments was $100,000 in a Web-based calendar startup - and I lost every dollar.
Empowering innovations require long-term investments, which tie up capital for years and years. So companies are using capital to create more capital, and consequently, the world is awash in capital, but the innovations we need to advance aren't there.
People who have the drive to achieve spend most of their time on what brings them the most tangible, immediate sense of success. Investments in our family only pay off in the very long term.
When an entrant competitor attacks the low end of any market, the rational reaction of the incumbent firms is to abandon rather than defend it - because the low end is the least profitable of their possible investments.
Marylanders have led the nation in adopting a balanced approach to revenues and investments because we know that in order to maintain and build the #1 public schools in the nation, we had to ask everyone to pay their fair share. We need Congress to do the same.
Most of my job and most of what I do is to mentor people. There are a lot of people I work with that I don't have investments in.
You have a natural tendency to want an emotionally satisfying tale - and to make investments based on that - despite times when the actual data may be telling you something different.
If we're going to see sustainable results from all the other investments we're making in education, we need to build leadership capacity in each and every country.
I think investments in general related to the exercise industry are going to be good for a long time.
Kenneth H. Cooper
I have plenty of investments that I wish I'd never made. But the model is to lose money on a lot of investments and then make 1,000X or 10,000X on an investment.
Chronic deficits drastically reduce government's ability to make those infrastructure investments that business needs to grow and create jobs.
I don't want euro bonds that serve to mutualize the entire debt of the countries in the euro zone. That can only work in the longer-term. I want euro bonds to be used to finance targeted investments in future-oriented growth projects. It isn't the same thing. Let's call them 'project bonds' instead of euro bonds.
When it comes to money, the best investments were probably the ones I did not make.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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