In a very weak economy when you say ‘cut government spending’ what you mean is you’re laying off school teachers and you’re de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don’t pay taxes.

Fareed Zakaria Government Quote

The great drama of Russian history has been between its state and society. Put simply Russia has always had too much state and not enough society.

Fareed Zakaria History Quote

The American dream seems to be thriving in Europe not at home.

Fareed Zakaria Home Quote

Politics and power is a realm of relative influence.

Fareed Zakaria Politics Quote

What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and ’60s: the interstate-highway system massive funding for science and technology a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.

Fareed Zakaria Science Quote

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn’t mind others being rich as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense – the idea that anyone can make it.

Fareed Zakaria Change Quote

The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.

Fareed Zakaria Computers Quote

America’s growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment education productivity innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn’t seem to have anything to do with America’s growth rate is a brutal work schedule.

Fareed Zakaria Education Quote

I enjoy writing but I much prefer the experience of having written.

Fareed Zakaria Experience Quote

Having your fiscal house in order and having a more manageable macro-economic future is going to be very useful in creating growth.

Fareed Zakaria Future Quote