Time for an "oldie but goodie" ... Yardeni quote

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No new posts for so long, I thought it was time for a golden oldie. This is from CSIS.ORG, 1998 meeting/forum:

Ed Yardeni:

"Look. There's a lot I don't know about this problem, but I'll tell you what I do know. Ther's an enormous amount of risk --- an enormous amount of risk, as already described --- and yet we're acting as though there is so much at riask that it will be fixed, therefore. Bad assumption. Really bad assumption."

If you haven't visited the site before (newcomers, I assume), there's a lot more good stuff there.

-- Jon Johnson (narnia4@usa.net), March 05, 1999


Yardeni's point in that quote is my reason exactly for preparing.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), March 05, 1999.

The next Y2K Action Conference (T-300) hosted by Dr. Yardeni is this Sunday, March 7: T-300 Action Day Conference

Focus is on Contingency Planning. Participants include Dr. Ed Yardeni, John Koskinen, Sen. Bob Bennett, Gwynneth Flowers, Peter de Jager, Irene Dec, Capers Jones, Leon Kappleman, and Paloma O'Reilly,

Requires RealAudio to listen in live or later.

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), March 05, 1999.

Response to Time for an "oldie but goodie" ... Yardeni quote

Indeed. Saying "since it must be fixed, it will be fixed" is what is called by mental health professionals 'magical thinking.'

-- Spidey (in@jam.com), March 05, 1999.

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