American economist, statesman, and businessman
George Pratt Shultz (born December 13, 1920) is a former United States Secretary of Labor (from 1969 to 1970), U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (from 1972 to 1974), and a former U.S. Secretary of State (from 1982 to 1989).
- We should say we think a big element in the process of seeking peace [in the Middle East] is the acceptance of Israel's existence and so we´re going to go around to all our friends in Europe and Asia and elsewhere and say let´s accept Israel´s right to exist - and a way of doing that is to move our embassy to west Jerusalem. As long as the embassy is in Tel Aviv, it sort of says we´re camping out.
- "New York Post", June 21, 2003.
- [A] revenue-neutral carbon tax would benefit all Americans by eliminating the need for costly energy subsidies while promoting a level playing field for energy producers.
- Why We Support a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax: Coupled with the elimination of costly energy subsidies, it would encourage competition. "Commentary" article in the Wall Street Journal, co-authored with the Nobel-Prize-winning economist Gary Becker, dated April 7, 2013.