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Joseph E. Stiglitz Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

As I grew older, I came to feel more responsible for
any hardship or trouble my career caused my family.
- Annette Funicello

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn't play rock 'n' roll.
- Joan Jett

From that date the abandonment of the older State proceeded
with a rapidity never before known,
and with it grew the domestic slave trade and the pro-slavery feeling.
- Henry Charles Carey

I wasn't hanging around the movie theaters in New York where I grew up,
a Manhattan brat.
- Peter Bart

The human species really could have faced global thermonuclear war.
During seventy years of Cold War we grew used to it.
- Larry Niven

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

I grew up in Greenwich Village.
Dad was friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
- Yancy Butler

I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously.
- Maureen O'Hara

Having grown up in Oklahoma when it was one of the
last states which prohibited liquor,
I grew up with War On Drugs, where every teenager knew
who the bootleggers were.
- Tony Hillerman

I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for
days with a fever that just wouldn't go away.
After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
- Daryl Hall

I wept not, so to stone within I grew.
- Dante Alighieri

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

I grew up in Tom DeLay's district.
- Paul Begala

If you had asked me back in grade school what I wanted to be when I grew up,
I would have said my first choice was an actor,
but if I couldn't be that, I'd want to be a superhero.
- Vin Diesel

Seriously though, my father was the first African American
to sign a contract with the Metropolitan Opera so I
grew up with classical music and jazz in the home all the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted -
stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
- Bill Bryson

I grew a love for helpless, defenseless things.
People would give me lions and jaguars.
I had cheetahs, monkeys.
- Dick Dale

When I was quite young, she was working in a hardware store,
so I grew up knowing about hardware.
- Elizabeth Moon

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

I grew up with six brothers.
That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
- Bob Hope

Westerns was why I got into the business.
I grew up on a small farm in California and all I ever
wanted to do was to play gangsters and cowboys in movies.
- Brion James

I went into the business for the money,
and the art grew out of it.
If people are disillusioned by that remark,
I can't help it.
It's the truth.
- Charlie Chaplin

She really mellowed me out that way.
We both definitely grew with each other and with the whole experience.
- Brian Austin Green

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say
you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word.
- David Mamet

I grew up in a very large family in a very small house.
I never slept alone until after I was married.
- Lewis Grizzard

I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.
- Dan Quayle

You know, I grew up in two American internment camps,
and at that time I was very young.
- George Takei

I have a very long relationship with America.
My mother grew up there and I felt to some extent that I partly belong there.
I was schooled there briefly for about a year.
- Colin Firth

I grew up and I became very successful at what I did as a young man.
I became a work addict because this was the only way
I could get any relief from this pain.
- Keith Miller

I grew up wanting to be a writer for theatre.
- Christopher Durang

I grew up in an atmosphere where words were an integral part of culture.
- Wole Soyinka

You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman.
- Tom Selleck

I grew up in Michigan, in a very small town,
Centreville.
In my graduating class, I had like 92 people.
- Verne Troyer

Although I grew up in very modest and challenging circumstances,
I consider my life to be immeasurably rich.
- Sonia Sotomayor

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 grew up like a neglected weed - ignorant of liberty,
having no experience of it.
- Harriet Tubman

First time he kissed me, he but only kissed The fingers
of this hand wherewith I write;
And,
ever since, it grew more clean and white.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

I'm now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version,
which I'm eternally grateful for.
- Penelope Lively

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

But I can tell you that the New York that I see now
is not the New York that we grew up in.
It's not 1973.
- Tea Leoni


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