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  • Winning policy environments around the world foster strong and steady domestic demand for clean energy; provide patient, smart, and risk-tolerant financing; and invest in innovation.

    Mark Muro: Learning From Solyndra

  • If the goal of privatization is to increase returns, so that we don't need to increase taxes or cut benefits, the same goal could be achieved by giving the trust the same sort of flexibility as other large conservative pension funds, setting standards to be however conservative or risk-tolerant as deemed appropriate.

    Progressive Implications of Social Security Privatization, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The sad truth is that even the fittest, bravest or most conscientious kids empowered by environmentally savvy, risk-tolerant parents cannot realistically walk to school if they don't attend the school in their neighborhood.

    Jacqueline Edelberg: International Walk to School Day, Everyday

  • "They're risk-tolerant, and they want to do something more than write a check and attend social events."

    Philanthropic Network: 'A Giving Circle on Steroids'

  • In fact, I worry that one of the problems plaguing both investors and their financial advisers is that asset-allocation decisions are based excessively on how people feel (risk-averse or risk-tolerant) and what they believe (bullish or bearish about the stock market) as opposed to how much risk their personal balance sheets can tolerate.

    How to Think Smarter About Risk

  • She's the most optimistic, risk-tolerant and self-reliant of the personalities.

    Maddy Dychtwald: Financial Profile: Are you More Like Oprah, Diane Sawyer, Gwyneth Paltrow or Lindsay Lohan?

  • While taking more investment risk might make sense mathematically, "you don't magically become more risk-tolerant just because you have to," says Rande Spiegelman , vice president of financial planning at Charles Schwab Corp.

    Retiring in 10 Years? Uh-Oh.

  • " Generally, you are going to be more risk-tolerant because you have the wealth you need, " says Christopher Jones , chief investment officer of Financial Engines Inc. With your own comfort assured, you can gamble on creating an even bigger sum to go to heirs and charities.

    If I Were a Rich Man

  • Nor had the definitions of AA or A changed, the ratings on bundles we also went after, knowing that in the buoyant atmosphere of the real estate boom our buyers had become more risk-tolerant.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • It would be a dramatic reminder of the choices we as a nation have made, and perhaps an inspiration to change our ways in favor of a more open, risk-tolerant society that understands public space always has some element of danger.

    A truly monumental security issue

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