"We've been scaring investors all of August and half of September. As an investor, as an entrepreneur, I'm scared."
Russian oligarch Aleksandr Lebedev. Red the full story.
Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet
UN DISPATCH: The global water crisis may be the most underreported major global crises. Nearly 900 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.5 billion lack access to safe sanitation. A lack of access to safe sanitation is what caused the Black Death...in the 14th century. In addition to the day-to-day suffering of nearly a billion people, access to water has and will continue to be casus belli.
Felix Dennis, British magazine publisher
UN DISPATCH: Democratic nominee Barack Obama announced earlier that as president he would commit to ending deaths from Malaria by 2015 Malaria kills 1 million people each year, the vast majority of whom are children under the age of five living in sub-Saharan Africa. The thing is, these deaths are entirely preventable. A relatively modest investment in preventative measures like bed nets and in treatments like ARV drugs can have a profound impact on the health and welfare of poor, Malaria endemic communities.
"Because of the efficacy of state-based insurance regulation, AIG's insurance subsidiaries are financially strong and will be a part of the solution as AIG works toward stability."
Eric Dinallo, New York state insurance superintendent. Read the full release.
"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens, English novelist