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Economists report that a college education adds many
by Bill Vaughan

Economists report that a college education adds many
thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -
which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughan

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.
Middle age is when you're forced to.
- Bill Vaughan

The Vice-Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate.
Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

 

A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket
and rejoices that the system works.
- Bill Vaughan

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Muscles come and go; flab lasts.
- Bill Vaughan

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A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy,
but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

We hope that, when the insects take over the world,
they will remember with gratitude how we took them
along on all our picnics.
- Bill Vaughan

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out
into interplanetary space,
after having given up on the problem of an efficient
way to get himself five miles to work and back each day.
- Bill Vaughan

The groundhog is like most other prophets;
it delivers its prediction and then disappears.
- Bill Vaughan

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
- Bill Vaughan

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone
off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed.
- Bill Vaughan

To God, thy country, and thy friend be true.
- Bill Vaughan

By the time you're eighty years old you've learned everything.
You only have to remember it.
- Bill Vaughan

In the game of life, it's a good idea to have a few early losses,
which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season.
- Bill Vaughan

A three year old child is a being who gets almost as
much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as
it does out of finding a small green worm.
- Bill Vaughan

It would be nice if the poor were to get even half
of the money that is spent in studying them.
- Bill Vaughan

I'm an actor.
And I guess I've done so many movies I've achieved some high visibility.
But a star? I guess I still think of myself as kind of a worker ant.
- Bill Vaughan

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist,
it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the
prevailing standard of nonconformity.
- Bill Vaughan

The tax collector must love poor people,
he's creating so many of them.
- Bill Vaughan

People learn something every day, and a lot of times
it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
- Bill Vaughan

The whale is endangered, while the ant continues to do just fine.
- Bill Vaughan

The wonderful world of home appliances now makes it
possible to cook indoors with charcoal and outdoors with gas.
- Bill Vaughan

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires,
atomic scientists, and business executives,
maybe someday they can master parallel parking.
- Bill Vaughan

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality
of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege,
a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
- Noam Chomsky

If all the economists in the world were laid end to end,
it wouldn't be a bad thing.
- Peter Lynch

I believe that economists put decimal points in their
forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.
- William Gilmore Simms

But the age of chivalry is gone.
That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;
and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
- Edmund Burke

Economists often like startling theorems,
results which seem to run counter to conventional wisdom.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble,
competent people on a level with dentists,
that would be splendid.
- John Maynard Keynes

When better business decisions are made,
economists won't make them.
- Herbert Prochnow

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by
economists to discuss seriously what is really the
crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity
about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific
questions into value questions.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Health economists have estimated that an injection
of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care,
and $50 million in preventative care,
is required to provide services at the same level as
for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

I don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here,
but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death.
Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich,
but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment
and therefore job creation.
- Paul Ryan

When you poll all of the economists,
uh,
across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all,
or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would
say you know we really have got a powerful economy.
- Donald Evans

That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists
as our science has become more abstract,
but my interest has even grown more intense as the
questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.
- George Stigler

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation
was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost
of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay.
No one would make those arguments today.
- Martin Feldstein

The Communists were interested in getting into key
positions as union officers,
statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize
the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution.
- John T. Flynn

Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures
of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of
average income tell you little that is significant
of the health or viability of a society.
- Rowan D. Williams

I may be only a fish and chip shop lady,
but some of these economists need to get their heads
out of the textbooks and get a job in the real world.
I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.
- Pauline Hanson

Although economists have studied the sensitivity of
import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate,
there is still much uncertainty about just how much
the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.
- Martin Feldstein

With respect to the first of these obstacles,
it has often been made a matter of grave complaint
against Political Economists,
that they confine their attention to Wealth,
and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.
- Nassau William Senior

Privatization came on slowly.
When something very big happens, like privatization,
historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes.
That is not how it happened.
- Kenneth Baker

But if, if you take a look at what would have happened,
I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street
to figure out what would have happened? We avoided -
and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs
were saved because of the Recovery Act,
and we avoided a second Great Depression.
That, that is a reality.
- Alexi Giannoulias

I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that
most economists would accept the view that,
while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck,
you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in.
- Merton Miller

Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending,
you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes,
you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts,
you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing,
and you have the economists wanting all of the above.
And that leads to paralysis.
- Michael Bloomberg

There must have been something in the air of Gary that led one into economics:
the first Nobel Prize winner,
Paul Samuelson, was also from Gary, as were several
other distinguished economists.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

This report, by its very length, defends itself
against the risk of being read.
- Winston Churchill

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
- James Broughton

I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

The paramedic called the press and sold me like a loaf of bread.
This was news, and he wanted to be the one to report it.
- Charlie Sheen

Today nearly every combat brigade located within the
United States would report that they are not ready for duty.
They are at the lowest levels of readiness.
- Ike Skelton

I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters,
where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason.
It's freedom of participation absolutely realized.
- Matt Drudge

Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report,
the odds keep staking more in your favour.
- Fran Drescher

We report the news.
Fox talks about the news.
- Jonathan Klein

I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft
of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.
- Joe Garagiola

Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing.
We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly
Father regarding those we bring into the Church.
- Richard G. Scott

I am a spy in the house of me.
I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me.
I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.
- Carrie Fisher

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same
in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
- Roger Ailes

Evil report carries further than any applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf;
to fight for your rights and to report back to you
personally and to the leadership of the IFP.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

With a modem, anyone can follow the world and report
on the world-no middle man,
no big brother.
I guess this changes everything.
- Matt Drudge

The financial report makes it very clear that if we
got into honest budgeting today,
that in fact we would find ourselves with a much larger
deficit than we have today.
- Jim Costa

So this is all part of a free society.
People are entitled to hold whatever view they want,
and the media can report things how they wish.
- Alexander Downer


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