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I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
by Joseph E. Stiglitz

I grew up in a family in which political issues were often discussed,
and debated intensely.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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In debate, one randomly was assigned to one side or the other.
This had at least one virtue - it made one see that
there was more than one side to these complex issues.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

But while I loved all of these courses,
there was an irresistible attraction of economics.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

My teachers helped guide and motivate me;
but the responsibility of learning was left with me,
an approach to learning which was later reinforced
by my experiences at Amherst.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

 

Amherst was pivotal in my broad intellectual development;
MIT in my development as a professional economist.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination,
the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster:
why did these exist,
and what could we do about them.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

Much of my work in this period was concerned with exploring
the logic of economic models,
but also with attempting to reconcile the models with every day observation.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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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

I, like many members of my generation,
was concerned with segregation and the repeated violation of civil rights.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

Amherst is a liberal arts college, committed to providing
students with a broad education.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I knew that discrimination existed, even though there
were many individuals who were not prejudiced.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The extra curricular activity in which I was most engaged -
debating -
helped shape my interests in public policy.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

The notion that every well educated person would have
a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities,
sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the
specialized education that most students today receive,
particularly in the research universities.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

My research in this period centered around growth,
technical change, and income distribution,
both how growth affected the distribution of income
and how the distribution of income affected growth.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I went to Amherst because my brother had gone there before me,
and he went there because his guidance counselor thought
that we would do better there than at a large university like Harvard.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I went to public schools, and while Gary was,
like most American cities, racially segregated,
it was at least socially integrated -
a cross section of children from families of all walks of life.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

If stability and efficiency required that there existed
markets that extended infinitely far into the future -
and these markets clearly did not exist -
what assurance do we have of the stability and efficiency
of the capitalist system?
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

I think in part the reason is that seeing an economy that is,
in many ways, quite different from the one grows up in,
helps crystallize issues: in one's own environment,
one takes too much for granted, without asking why
things are the way they are.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in
my work on the economics of information concerned the
problem of appropriability -
the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

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

I recognized that information was, in many respects,
like a public good, and it was this insight that made
it clear to me that it was unlikely that the private
market would provide efficient resource allocations
whenever information was endogenous.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

I grew up in a household where everybody lived at the top of his lungs.
- Frank Langella

I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to
go to school every day and do my homework.
- Constance Baker Motley

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

There'll always be working people in my poems because I grew up with them,
and I am a poet of memory.
- Philip Levine

I grew up not liking my father very much.
I never saw him cry.
But he must have.
Everybody cries.
- Charley Pride

I would be most content if my children grew up to be
the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly
of building enough bookshelves.
- Anna Quindlen

The story that I wanna tell is pretty much about the way I grew up.
Being bi-racial, growing up in a big city and being an artist.
- Lenny Kravitz

Long hair is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it,
but I keep it long because I love the way it feels,
part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.
- Marge Piercy

Obsession is a young man's game, and my only excuse
is that I never grew old.
- Michael Caine

I grew up on Bette Davis movies, and Marlene Dietrich,
Marilyn Monroe.
- Charlize Theron

That's the era we grew up in.
It's weak to go to a psychiatrist.
- Tanya Tucker

Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents
were in the business and that I grew up around actors,
comedians and directors.
- Ben Stiller

I grew up in Sydney in a very political household,
where we were all for the underdog.
- John Pilger

Money is the worst currency that ever grew among mankind.
This sacks cities, this drives men from their homes,
this teaches and corrupts the worthiest minds to turn base deeds.
- Sophocles

Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.
- Kin Hubbard

It's probably why I'm a short story writer.
I tend to remember things in the past in narrative form,
in story form, and I grew up around people who told stories all the time.
- Tobias Wolff

I was born in Chicago and grew up in the suburb of Evanston.
- Douglas Wood

Red is a colour I've felt very strongly about.
Maybe red is a very Indian colour, maybe it's one of
those things that I grew up with and recognise at some other level.
- Anish Kapoor

Darwinism as presented by Darwin contradicted idealistic philosophy,
and this contradiction grew deeper with the development
of its materialist teaching.
- Trofim Lysenko

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle

I grew up in Manhattan and, since my father was a playwright,
all I ever wanted to be was a stage actress.
- Laura Linney

Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big.
When I grew up in a small town in Georgia,
my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.
- Herschel Walker

I got well by talking.
Death could not get a word in edgewise,
grew discouraged, and traveled on.
- Louise Erdrich

I grew up before there were strict leash laws.
- Beverly Cleary

I grew up in the theatre.
It's where I got my start.
Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue
about the theatre is beyond perfection.
- Aaron Sorkin

I feel I grew up in a different century than I live in.
I think most of them are changes for the good.
- John McGahern

Style has always been very important to us.
We grew up in the '70s.
Music was glam rock, punk rock and a very stylish movement.
- Nick Rhodes

My body grew hot, then cold.
I tried to eat the bed sheets.
My heart beat madly.
Every joint in my body ached.
When I took the cure they took it all away from me.
- Bela Lugosi

I grew up in Hollywood.
Saying my name here is like mentioning Ford in Detroit.
- Tony Goldwyn

We are selected, but I grew up in California and in
San Francisco and there was a system of electing judges.
- Stephen Breyer

I've always had a certain fascination.
It's basically paint what you know, and this is what I grew up with.
- Martin Mull

I grew up around hip-hop so I didn't think it was about
being cool or being black or being white or whatever.
- Chad Hugo

I grew up in a hippie commune so I have a real hippie part of me.
- Patricia Arquette

Jewish and Palestinian nationalism are virtually contemporaneous,
and grew out of the disruptions that created new national
movements from the ruins of the old empires / i. - Jack Schwartz

There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for.
- Milton Bradley

The myths that are created about the South,
about the way we grew up, about black people,
are wrong.
- Clarence Thomas

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores -
Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
- Oliver Hudson

A boy's appetite grows very fast, and in a few moments the queer,
empty feeling had become hunger, and the hunger grew bigger and bigger,
until soon he was as ravenous as a bear.
- Carlo Collodi

Yeah I grew up on the Westside of Detroit.
- Obie Trice

I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks,
who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.
- Satish Kumar

Well, let's put in this way, I grew up in West New York,
New Jersey.
- Jason Alexander

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what
grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.
- Paul Getty

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

Even though I grew up as a Sephardic Jew in Brooklyn
where we ate Syrian food and went to temple,
it was still America.
- Isaac Mizrahi

I grew up with the mindset that when you get home from work,
you go to dinner and watch a movie.
I don't want to be going to a club and taking off my panties.
- Blake Lively

I grew up poor.
I never had any money.
I was a hobo, you know, ride the freights.
- Art Linkletter

I grew up to the sound of live music in our Brooklyn household.
- Tony Visconti


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