"But why would you need an economic advisor? Twenty years ago you had the highest GNP in the world, now you're tied with Albania. So, good work. Your second biggest export is secondhand goods, followed closely by dates, for which you lose five cents a pound. You wanna know what the business world thinks of you? We think that a hundred years ago you were living out here in tents in the desert chopping each other's heads off and that's exactly where you're gonna be in another hundred. So yes, on behalf of my firm, I accept your money."