BU experts on Obamacare, too-big-to fail banks, Airbus, and gold prices

July 5th, 2012

SMG_newsBelow is a sampling of quotes by experts from BU’s School of Management on recent issues impacting the business world:

“It may be good politics in the short run in some states, but it is lousy public policy no matter how you slice it.” (GOP governors a backstop against Obamacare?; PoliticoArena)
By Stephen Davidson

“They are an exercise while things are fine, prepared by lawyers and not representative of what might happen. It’s false hope, unfortunately.” (‘Living Wills’ for Too-Big-to-Fail Banks Are Released; New York Times)
Mark Williams

“They’d like to build in Alabama for a number of reasons. They’d like to win more U.S. business; in particular, getting defense deals. They lost a big defense contract about a year and a half ago for the U.S. Air Force for tankers. Defense is a big business for any airline producer.” (Airbus to build assembly plant in Alabama; NECN)
Allen Michel

“The salad days of gold investing are gone. Gold is an asset bubble that has begun to burst. It costs approximately $500 an ounce to mine gold, but currently this metal sells for over three times that cost. Historically, the mining-to-market cost has been closer to 1.5 times.” (A Golden Age; Financial Advisor Magazine)
Mark Williams

“The pressure will certainly come from the Democrats, and also from patient-advocacy groups and from the health and medical community, because it is taking money out of the pockets of health professionals, physicians, and health centers. Some, for ideological reasons, will not cooperate. But the real question is whether they can sustain that with the political backlash that will occur.” (States may opt out of Medicaid expansion; Boston Globe)
Joseph Restuccia

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