William E. Simon


Born
in Paterson, New Jersey, The United States
November 27, 1927

Died
June 03, 2000


Businessman, U.S Secretary of Treasury from May 9, 1974 till January 20, 1977. The William E. Simon Foundation carries on this legacy. In 1977, Simon received the Alexander Hamilton Award, the Treasury Department's highest honor. ...more

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A Time for Truth

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A Time for Reflection: An A...

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A Time For Action

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Reforming The Income Tax Sy...

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The Government against the ...

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Living the Call: An Introdu...

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Liberty, Virtue and Happiness

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“I watched with incredulity as businessmen ran to the government in every crisis, whining for handouts or protection from the very competition that has made this system so productive. I saw Texas ranchers, hit by drought, demanding government-guaranteed loans; giant milk cooperatives lobbying for higher price supports; major airlines fighting deregulation to preserve their monopoly status; giant companies like Lockheed seeking federal assistance to rescue them from sheer inefficiency; bankers, like David Rockefeller, demanding government bailouts to protect them from their ill-conceived investments; network executives, like William Paley of CBS, fighting to preserve regulatory restrictions and to block the emergence of competitive cable and pay TV. And always, such gentlemen proclaimed their devotion to free enterprise and their opposition to the arbitrary intervention into our economic life by the state. Except, of course, for their own case, which was always unique and which was justified by their immense concern for the public interest.”
William E. Simon

“Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.”
William E. Simon

“There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual: the free-market, or capitalist, system.”
William E. Simon