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Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross
by William Vickrey

Firms would be given initial entitlements to gross
markup on the basis of past performance.
These entitlements would be transferable and a market
in them would be developed.
- William Vickrey

Deficits do not in themselves produce inflation,
nor does a balanced budget assure a stable price level.
- William Vickrey

This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics.
- William Vickrey

Increasingly prices are set by sellers to raise their
prices without a loss of sales sufficient to wipe out the gain.
- William Vickrey

 

It's insane to try to balance the budget.
- William Vickrey

There is no reason inherent in the real resources available
to us why we cannot move rapidly within the next two
or three years to a state of genuine full employment.
- William Vickrey

Don't you think you're just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic?
- William Vickrey

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Balancing a nominal budget will solve nothing,
and attempting to achieve such a spurious balance will produce much mischief.
- William Vickrey

If unemployment could be brought down to say 2 percent
at the cost of an assured steady rate of inflation of 10 percent per year,
or even 20 percent, this would be a good bargain.
- William Vickrey

Currently a level of unemployment of 7 percent or more
seems to be required to keep inflation from accelerating,
a level quite unacceptable as a permanent situation.
- William Vickrey

Larger deficits are necessary and proper means to mitigate
unemployment as the far greater evil in terms of human welfare.
- William Vickrey

The insane pursuit of the holy grail of a balanced
budget in the end is going to drive the economy into a depression.
- William Vickrey

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

The nominal budget is a poor indicator of the impact
of government outlays and revenues.
- William Vickrey

There is no real justification for a requirement that
a budget of any sort should be balanced,
except as a rallying point for those who seek to hamstring government.
- William Vickrey

Nearly all educational expenditure should be considered a capital outlay,
whether it provides a future return in the form of
enhanced taxable income or in terms of an enhanced quality of life.
- William Vickrey

The great increase in longevity has produced a surge
in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement.
It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets,
so we need a larger government debt.
- William Vickrey

Practically, the desirable situation ought to be one
in which any reasonably responsible person willing
to accept available employment can find a job paying
a living wage within 48 hours.
- William Vickrey

I define genuine full employment as a situation where
there are at least as many job openings as there are
persons seeking employment,
probably calling for a rate of unemployment,
as currently measured, of between 1 and 2 percent.
- William Vickrey

In the 1970s we saw a massive shift of household savings
from the banks to the brokerage firms.
- Ron Chernow

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than,
for their own best interests, they should.
- Michael Schudson

Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -
only in constant improvement and constant change.
- Tom Peters

But individuals and firms spend an enormous amount
of resources acquiring information,
which affects their beliefs; and actions of others
too affect their beliefs.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

German and English firms operate internationally,
while French firms do not.
The only place where they all have work is in China.
Anybody can sell himself in China!
- Helmut Jahn

In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School,
women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the
first year associates accepted by top law firms.
- Jane Harman

Well-functioning financial systems are important in
achieving sustained economic growth.
They play a crucial role in channeling household savings
into the corporate sector and allocating investment funds among firms.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Reports also suggest that Ernst and Young and other
large tax preparation firms are sending tax returns overseas for processing.
But the IRS has no control over tax information once
it's been sent to India or another country.
- Melissa Bean

After all, despite the economic advantage to firms
that employed child labor,
it was in the social interest, as a national policy,
to abolish it - removing that advantage for all firms.
- Barry Commoner

Several other aerospace and defense firms have announced
plans to build facilities in north Mississippi in recent weeks.
They join an impressive group of high-tech companies
already doing business in our region.
- Roger Wicker

You can't get rid of it with exercise alone.
You can do the most vigorous exercise and only burn
up 300 calories in an hour.
If you've got fat on your body, the exercise firms and tones the muscles.
But when you use that tape measure, what makes it bigger? It's the fat!
- Jack LaLanne

This persistence as private firms continued because
it ensured the maximum of anonymity and secrecy to
persons of tremendous public power who dreaded public
knowledge of their activities as an evil almost as great as inflation.
- Carroll Quigley

Later in that administration, I was asked to take a
job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary
of State for Economic Affairs because we were just
then putting together the merger of two small law firms
that became this law firm.
I couldn't leave them at that point.
- Lloyd Cutler

Privatization of the state-owned economy is not yet on the agenda.
We cannot do it immediately; my colleagues would not agree to it.
But we must put all forms of ownership on an equal
footing immediately and let different types of ownership
compete with the state firms.
- Vaclav Klaus

There's a lot of money with a lot of big law firms
that have a tremendous amount at stake by getting the
right language to convince the right jury that my client
is either innocent or that the opposition is guilty.
- Frank Luntz

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest
sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle
when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all
the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous
years of the American war.
- John Bright

Producing fuel cells and solar panels requires high
tech facilities and produces high paying jobs.
The industry is booming in Arizona.
The state already has about 100 firms in the solar
industry and has grown 20% since 2003.
- J. D. Hayworth

Firms need to ensure that their ability to provide
effective customer service keeps pace with their growth.
If you're marketing your firm to new customers,
you better be able to provide them service when they do business with you.
- Arthur Levitt

Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort.
They are doing this even in those cases where they
hope to have profitable connections with German chemical
firms after the war ends.
- Henry A. Wallace

The 10 largest antitrust law firms in the United States
have gone into the federal courts charging Monsanto
with creating a global conspiracy in violation of the antitrust laws,
to control the global market in seeds.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next.
Mere tolerance has given place to a sentiment of brotherhood
between sincere men of all denominations.
- Helen Keller

The only wealth which you will keep forever
is the wealth you have given away.
- Marcus Aurelius

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

A gift consists not in what is done or given,
but in the intention of the giver or doer.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You are never given a wish without also
being given the power to make it true.
You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

Love's gift cannot be given,
it waits to be accepted.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

Gifts freely given are never obligations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is given to us, we earn it by giving it.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself,
and know that everything in life has purpose.
There are no mistakes, no coincidences,
all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A brother is a friend given by Nature.
- Jean Baptiste Legouve

Forgiving others is a gift to yourself,
given not because the other deserves pardon,
but because you deserve the serenity and joy
that comes from releasing resentment and anger,
and from embracing universal forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay
and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A.
I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism,
but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists
to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts.
- Jimmy Carter

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance,
but with somebody else.
- Mae West

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

The difference between school and life?
In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.
In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
- Tom Bodett

Life is unlimited.
Your world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
Money that is spent or given away returns multiplied.
The more love that is given, the more love returns.
The more a helping hand is given, the more hands
are strengthened and empowered to help.
We can help each other to all be winners.
We can all have food, and jobs, and love, and happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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