During a panel at the Milken Institute's Global Conference in Beverly Hills this afternoon, our favorite midwestern hedge fund manager let down his guard and finally let us in. Apparently considering the event a safe place to let it all out, Griffin shared his hopes (turning in a 750% return for '09)* and fears with the audience, which include but are in no way limited to a li'l fella named T. Geith and spiders.
"The role of government in the United States, one of the great free markets in the world, has become frightening," Griffin said today during a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California.
"We cannot fuel constructive policy by pandering to anger," Griffin said at today's conference. "This is a disaster that everyone in our economy participated in creating. I'm not trying to take Wall Street and the banking system off the hook, but we need to find a way to move past this crisis."
Citadel's Griffin Calls Role of U.S. Government 'Frightening' [Bloomberg]
*He didn't actually verbalize this desire but I'm feeling very close to him right now and am confident it's on the list.