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Daniel Yergin

Datum narození: 6. únor 1947

Daniel Yergin je americký spisovatel a ekonom.

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„Forrestal byl jeden z prvních významných politiků, který dospěl k závěru, že se Spojené státy musí připravit na vleklý zápas se Sovětským svazem. “

„A wise old owl lived in an oak, The more he saw the less he spoke, The less he spoke, the more he heard, Why aren’t we all like that old bird?“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power


„A lesson in bringing about true changes of mind and heart comes from a Japanese functionary. By day, he crunched numbers that showed his country was approaching imminent energy crisis and helped to craft policy. By night, he weaved a novel in which a bureaucrat-hero helps see the country through to new energy sources. When the crisis came faster than he expected, he actually put the novel away because he did not want to make the burden of his countrymen worse. When the short-term crisis passed, he published his novel. It's phenomenal and well-timed success fueled the vision that inspired difficult change and maintained a sense of urgency.“ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

„Oil men, like producers of other raw materials, could not continue to sell their products below cost... For prices to be raised, production had to be controlled, and to bring production under control, Ickes began with an all-out campaign against the "hot oiler,"... This bootleg oil was secretly siphoned off from pipelines, hidden in camouflaged tanks that were covered with weeds, moved about both in an intrcate network of secret pipelines and by trucks, and then smuggled across state borders at night.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„An important United Nations environmental conference went past 6:00 in the evening when the interpreters' contracted working conditions said they could leave. They left, abandoning the delegates unable to talk to each other in their native languages. The French head of the committee, who had insisted on speaking only in French throughout the week suddenly demonstrated the ability to speak excellent English with English-speaking delegates.“ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

„The author points to the impact of what he called Dutch disease, where the discovery of found wealth from a particular commodity causes a culture to atrophy with respect to work ethic and broader development. Continuing wealth from the single commodity is taken for granted. The government, flush with wealth, is expected to be generous. When the price of that commodity drops, a government which would remain in power dare not cut back on this generosity.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„We have got to find a a new plan of attacking it. Something that will show clearly not only the magnitude of the industries and commercial developments, and the changes they have brought in various parts of the country, but something which will make clear the great principles by which industrial leaders are combining and controlling these resources.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power


„The Western world, he believed, was afflicted by the curse of short-term thinking, the inevitable result of democracy.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„It is certainly to be regretted that we have so many things to do and our business day is so fully occupied that somehow or other we seem to make mistakes which could have been avoided if we had really spent the time necessary to think the matter through to a logical conclusion.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„Getty’s 55-cent-a-barrel royalty to the Saudis loomed over Aminoil’s 35-cent royalty to Kuwait, the roughly 33-cent royalty that Aramco had just been compelled to pay the Saudis—and far overshadowed the 16½ cents that Anglo-Iranian and the Iraq Petroleum Company were paying in Iran and Iraq respectively, as well as the 15-cent royalty that the Kuwait Oil Company was paying.“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„Currently, oil use in the developed world averages 14 barrels per person per year. In the developing world, it is only 3 barrels per person.“ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World


„company after, he finally“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„There is no substitute for energy,” Schumacher said in 1964, echoing Jevons, the nineteenth-century economist and celebrator of coal. “The whole edifice of modern life is built upon it. Although energy can be bought and sold like any other commodity, it is not ‘just another commodity,’ but the precondition of all commodities, a basic factor equally with air, water and earth.” Schumacher argued vigorously for the use of coal to supply the world’s energy needs. Oil, he believed, was a finite resource“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

„Currently, oil use in the developed world averages 14 barrels per person per year. In the developing world, it is only 3 barrels per person. How will the world cope when billions of people go from 3 barrels to 6 barrels per person?“ The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World

„January 1861, fell to 50 cents by June and, by the end of 1861, were down“ The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power

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