罗伯斯评论贝尔斯登(Bear Stearns)购并

Posted on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 10:25 pm

russ_roberts.jpg罗伯斯(Russ Roberts):正如弗里德曼指出,我们的经济体系,不仅仅是以利润为基础的。它是利润和亏损相结合的体系。如果不存在亏损的可能,你就会不思谨慎地铤而走险([A]s Milton Friedman liked to point out, our economic system isn’t just based on profit. It’s a profit and LOSS system. It’s the combination that sustains and enhances our standard of living. Yes, the potential for profit encourages people to take risks. But without the potential for loss, you have reckless risk-taking. You have risk-taking without prudence. Without the potential for loss, irresponsibility goes unpunished. 详见这里)。