Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pete Peterson on Charlie Rose…

Who is Pete Peterson? From Wikipedia: Peter George Peterson
Peter George Peterson (born June 5, 1926) is an American businessman, investment banker, fiscal conservative, author, and politician whose most prominent political position was as United States Secretary of Commerce from February 29, 1972, to February 1, 1973 under Richard Nixon. He was Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations until retiring on June 30, 2007, after being named chairman emeritus. He is the Senior Chairman of the private equity firm, the Blackstone Group. In 2008, he was ranked 149th on the "Forbes 400 Richest Americans" with a net worth of $2.8 Billion. In 2008, he established The Peter G. Peterson Foundation with a $1 billion endowment.
Once again, hat tip goes to Mr. Glass!

The SHORT HIGHLIGHTS VERSION…

Pete Peterson on Charlie Rose (7 minutes):


The LONG VERSION…

Pete Peterson on Charlie Rose (56 minutes):