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Issue No. 2121

“It’s not based on any particular data point. We just wanted to choose a really large number.”
US treasury spokesperson on being asked how the treasury came up with a $700 billion price tag for its Wall Street bailout plan

“What’s happening to bank shares makes no economic sense. We have to have confidence that they will survive.”
Richard Lambert, director general of the CBI

“Marx long ago observed the way in which unbridled capitalism became a kind of mythology, ascribing reality, power and agency to things that had no life in themselves. He was right about that, if about little else.”
Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

“Comrades Bush and Paulson and Bernanke will rightly pass to the history books as a troika of Bolsheviks who turned the USA into the United Socialist State Republic of America.”
Economics professor Nouriel Roubini

“We are staring into the abyss.”
Peer Steinbruck, Germany’s finance minister, analyses the economy

“Things are so bad something will have to be done. Banks will sink, credit markets will seize, the economy will go into something much worse than a recession.”
Peter Morici, professor of business at Maryland university on the rosy future for capitalism

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Who Says?
Tue 30 Sep 2008, 17:58 BST
Issue No. 2121
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