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James Meade Quotes and Sayings

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But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually
weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem,
which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.
- James Meade

From 1931 to 1937, I was a Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Hertford College,
Oxford.
- James Meade

I remained a member of the section till 1947,
becoming Director in 1946.
- James Meade

In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils -
mass unemployment and the threat of war.
- James Meade

 

To spend this particular year reading essays to Dennis
Robertson as one's supervisor,
and, simultaneously, enjoying membership of the group
round Keynes was indeed an intellectual treat.
- James Meade

The frontiers of knowledge in the various fields of
our subject are expanding at such a rate that,
work as hard as one can, one finds oneself further
and further away from an understanding of the whole.
- James Meade

I have learned as much in the last three years as in
any other comparable period of my life,
but with an added realisation of how little over a
half century of study one has in fact managed to learn
of the whole range of economic policy issues.
- James Meade

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My job was to teach the whole corpus of economic theory,
but there were two subjects in which I was especially interested,
namely, the economics of mass unemployment and international economics.
- James Meade

Second, there were the discussions and drafts leading
up to the White Paper on Employment Policy of 1944
in which the UK government accepted the maintenance
of employment as an obligation of governmental policy.
- James Meade

Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had
spent some years as a student while her parents had
been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she
had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
- James Meade

After the outbreak of war, in April 1940,
we left Geneva with our three children aged 4 years,
2 years and 2 weeks only to become part of the disordered
refugee crowds fleeing across France from the German army.
- James Meade

My interest in economics has always been in the whole
corpus of economic theory,
the interrelationships between the various fields of
theory and their relevance for the formulation of economic policy.
- James Meade

In Oxford before the war, I had, with this interest in mind,
written a short textbook entitled, An Introduction
to Economic Analysis and Policy.
It was now my intention to rewrite this work.
- James Meade

When an idea reaches critical mass
there is no stopping the shift
its presence will induce.
- Marianne Williamson

By nature, we are all creatures of habit.
We instinctively adopt familiar routines for most activities.
We eat about the same number of meals each day -
at more or less the same times.
We have a regular pattern of sleeping -
unless it is perturbed by illness or shift work.
Most everything we do is habitual.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As I said, when we needed to move over to rock'n'roll,
Sam and Vernon couldn't quite make the shift.
So that's when Larry took over on drums,
and we needed a bass player.
- Neil Innes

The recent fascination, I think, reflects the shift
in approach by law enforcement officials to embrace
technology as wholeheartedly as the rest of the world.
- Jeffery Deaver

The U.S.
and Iraq will work together next year to shift Iraqi
resources from unproductive subsidies to productive
uses that enable Iraqis to earn livelihoods.
- Zalmay Khalilzad

All we can hope for is that the thing is going to slowly and imperceptibly shift.
All I can say is that 50 years ago there were no such
thing as environmental policies.
- David Attenborough

What is the life of man!
Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to
sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation!
And unbutton another!
- Laurence Sterne

The question is not really about a shift to the economic
cone where officers are writing about the balance of
payments and the need for economic stabilization.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

In a time of constrained resources we will have to shift emphasis.
but not necessarily from the traditional Political
Officer to the traditional Economic Officer.
- Lawrence Eagleburger

Now record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
The shift from the one to the other was definitely
related to when the takes started to get big.
- David Crosby

I am not that concerned that innovation in some large
scale sense will suddenly and abruptly shift from one
part of the world to another.
- Craig Mundie

I believe the term modulation denotes in music the
uninterrupted shift from one key to another:
I do not know the term for change of rhythm without change of measure.
- Allen Tate

A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared
to environmental damaging consumption patterns.
- Maurice Strong

There is a huge shift taking place in the global awareness
in the last 5 years with strong views about globalization
and the power structures of major corporations.
- David Korten

Our passion and principals are constantly in a frenzy,
but begin to shift and waver, as we return to reason.
- Laurence Sterne

The world is poised on the cusp of an economic and
cultural shift as dramatic as that of the Industrial Revolution.
- Steven Levy

They put me on the shift where they thought I could do the least harm,
midnight to eight in the morning.
Although the hours were lousy, they were perfect for an apprentice reporter.
- Andrea Mitchell

We need to shift the paradigm from reactive technologies
to more integrative solutions that deal with the variety
and complexity of the threats that are out there today.
- John W. Thompson

See me safe up: for in my coming down,
I can shift for myself.
- Thomas More

I've seen public opinion shift like the wind and put
out the very fire it lighted.
- Rachel Field

If you try hard enough, you can bend the spoon;
you can shift reality.
- Christopher Meloni

Anyone who agrees to be interviewed must decide where
to draw the line between what is public and what is private.
But the line can shift, depending on who is asking the questions.
- Terry Gross

What we do at its very, very best, at its very,
very most, will shift us slightly in our seat.
If only for two hours, great.
If for the rest of our lives, even better.
- Campbell Scott

Thus times do shift, each thing his turn does hold;
New things succeed,
as former things grow old.
- Robert Herrick

Obviously the shift to gas and the need for large amounts
of gas in the United States is going to be a major
focus of attention on the part of producers.
- Andrew Gould

But the key shift in focus will be from counter-insurgency
operations to more and more cooperation with Iraqi
security forces and to building Iraqi security capacity.
- John Abizaid

It's always good to get a goal on your first shift,
but this was a game it seemed everything was going in.
- Peter Forsberg

I discovered that the most interesting music of all
was made by simply lining the loops in unison,
and letting them slowly shift out of phase with other.
- Steve Reich

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

The areas of consensus shift unbelievably fast;
the bubbles of certainty are constantly exploding.
- Rem Koolhaas

It's hard to tell whether the ship or airplane -
they're all the same,
I'm convinced - is male or female; it may shift back and forth.
- John Hawkes

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

We've seen in the last half century an incredible shift.
This is just an extraordinary time to be alive.
- Neale Donald Walsch

I recently turned down a film that I didn't want my kids to see.
Priorities shift.
Sometimes I'm sad about that, but not enough to do anything about it.
- Dianne Wiest

When I was 16 I was fortunate enough to get Cosby and
move to New York and shift my whole life.
that had been my dream all along, and it came true.
- Lisa Bonet

I think The Big Picture was such a huge shift from my second record.
- Michael W. Smith

So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application.
This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors
such as banking and financial services.
- Sanjay Kumar

I'd have been a filmmaker or a cartoonist or something
else which extended from the visual arts into the making
of narratives if I hadn't been able to shift into fiction.
- Jonathan Lethem

It was difficult every ten days having a new director.
I'm a real collaborator and, as an actor,
I want to be directed.
It's hard for me to shift gears.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

I would like to shift more into writing for and producing people.
- Geddy Lee

With rising incomes, the share of expenditures for food products declines.
The resulting shift in expenditures affects demand
patterns and employment structures.
- Ernst Engel

The way those clubs shift against Ted Williams,
I can't understand how he can be so stupid not to accept
the challenge to him and hit to left field.
- Ty Cobb

So, there is enormous instability in the global economy
with a shift of winners and losers.
- David Korten

There was tremendous emotion.
Every shift was so emotional.
- Marcel Dionne

For me, it was more a dramatic shift to go from the stage to the screen.
- Michael C. Hall

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.
- Tom Stoppard

We must shift the energy policy debate in America with
an increased focus on alternative and renewable fuels
and Congress must pass meaningful alternative fuels
and incentive programs to help move the U.S.
away from dependence on foreign oil.
- Rick Renzi

The Russians are turning east to the Chinese -
to the Europeans' surprise.
It always seemed to me that the relationship between
Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx
and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
- Daniel Yergin

In fact, the recent increase in intra-firm trading
enables businesses to shift their activities across borders smoothly,
thereby strengthening the response of economic activity
to exchange rate movements in the long run.
- Toshihiko Fukui

Country music is just country.
It's going to shift around a little bit,
doing some different instrumentations,
different production styles.
But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry.
Nobody wants it to change.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I was looking at making a shift in my career.
I've been so blessed I'd like to be able to give that back.
If I could find young artists, young performers I can
nurture to have a career I would really like that.
- Diana Ross

There was always a lot of American music in England until,
obviously when the Beatles came around,
then there was a shift towards English music,
but before then American music was the main thing.
- John Deacon

Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing.
They have almost disappeared completely,
and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see.
And they have to be aware of that and be realistic.
It's as simple as that.
- Werner Herzog

It's always amusing to look at how something early
in the 20th century was written in anthropology and how it's written now.
There's been an enormous shift in how it's done,
but yet you can't put your finger on someone who actually did it.
- Clifford Geertz

I never wanted to retire.
I wanted to kind of shift my work pattern so I could
stay fresh and invigorated,
and use the experience that I had gained in 30 years,
but in a slightly different direction.
- Bill Kurtis

There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse!
As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach,
that it is often a comfort to shift one's position,
and be bruised in a new place.
- Washington Irving

But a large symphony orchestra basically is a repertory
company and it has a very enormous repertoire and it
is important for the performers to be able to know
how to shift focus so that they instantly become part
of the sound world that a particular repertoire demands.
- Michael Tilson Thomas

Thus, the forces and value systems that are most threatened
by this shift are becoming the most coherent and are
rising to the top as minority or plurality powers.
But they do not represent either the shift,
the change, or the future.
- Paul Hawken


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