Comments on my 9/11 post

Thanks, Warren,

We were then in Bratislava… I was the first to speak after Michael and the Muslim speaker (forgot the name)…  I also remember that we cut the coffee break to listen to Becker’s and Horowitz’ assessments of the impacts — months later it turned out their on-the-back-of-an-envelope calculations were very precise.


Krassen [Stanchev]



Your “Remembering 9/11..” is eloquent and incisive. Would that we can turn back the unleashed Leviathan; and, with amends, again become a beacon on a hill.

John [Sainsbury


Dear Warren,

Excellent commentary on 9/11, and the insane government wars in the Middle East……

I was in NY that fateful day, having arrived a week earlier to take over as prez of FEE.  For the next week the phones went dead, nobody called, and we had my first big FEE dinner scheduled in a month at the Harvard Club with Paul Gigot as the speaker.  My first decision was whether to cancel or not.  I decided that if necessary we would hold our first FEE dinner around the dinner table…..Fortunately, the phones came alive and we had over 200 attend.

Did you see that Pres Obama read Psalm 46 yesterday at 911 ceremony?  It’s called Shakespeare’s psalm.  If you look at the 46th word in Psalm 46 and combine it with the 46th word counting backwards from the end of the psalm, you’ll see why……

All the best, AEIOU,


Mark Skousen


Dear Warren

Thank you for sending this e-mail…I really liked your article, thought-provoking and balanced. I spent most of the summer in Princeton doing research and missed not getting together with you for lunch during the summer. During one of my visits this fall, let’s try to meet for lunch.

My best.

Iqbal [Zaidi]

About wcoats

Dr. Warren L. Coats specializes in advising central banks on monetary policy, and in the development of their capacity to formulate and implement monetary policy. He is retired from the International Monetary Fund, where, as Assistant Director of the Monetary and Financial Systems Department, he led missions to over twenty countries. Before then, he served as Visiting Economist to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and to the World Bank, and was Assistant Prof of Economics at the Univ. of Virginia from 1970-75. Most recently he was Senior Monetary Policy Advisor to the Central Bank of Iraq; an IMF consultant to the central banks of Afghanistan, Kenya and Zimbabwe; and a Deloitte/USAID advisor to the Government of South Sudan. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Cayman Financial Review and until the end of 2013 was a member of the IMF program team for Afghanistan. His most recent book is entitled "One Currency for Bosnia: Creating the Central Bank of Bosnia and Herzegovina."
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1 Response to Comments on my 9/11 post

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