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William Vickrey Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gratitude is an attitude that
hooks us up to our source of supply.
And the more grateful you are,
the closer you become to your maker,
to the architect of the universe,
to the spiritual core of your being.
- Bob Proctor

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

Civilization as it is known today could not have evolved,
nor can it survive, without an adequate food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

The high food value of field beans and the shortage
of supply due to the light yields of 1915 and 1916
render them of great importance in the regions to which they are adapted.
- David F. Houston

Supply always comes on the heels of demand.
- Robert Collier

Every actor wants to have a character that changes,
that has some kind of movement, that gets from point A to point B,
that doesn't just supply one note.
- Jeffrey Jones

The supply of government exceeds demand.
- Lewis H. Lapham

Supply and demand regulate architectural form.
- Adolf Loos

In our case, finding a Lucy is unique.
No one will ever find another Lucy.
You can't order one from a biological supply house.
It's a unique discovery, a unique specimen.
- Donald Johanson

He is a great simpleton who imagines that the chief
power of wealth is to supply wants.
In ninety-nine cases out of a hundred it creates more wants than it supplies.
- William Wirt

Our nation's blood supply is safer than it's ever been,
and it's getting safer as we speak.
- David Satcher

But the general welfare must restrict and regulate
the exertions of the individuals,
as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.
- Friedrich List

But eventually it's a question of access:
Getting access to fields is on top of the oil companies' agenda.
We see a substantial build-up of supply occurring over the coming years.
- Daniel Yergin

We've tried to get as much supply into California as we can.
- Kenneth Lay

Man's survival, from the time of Adam and Eve until
the invention of agriculture,
must have been precarious because of his inability
to ensure his food supply.
- Norman Borlaug

The supply of leaks is very large.
It's helpful for us to have more people in this industry.
It's protective to us.
- Julian Assange

If you have great talents, industry will improve them:
if you have but moderate abilities,
industry will supply their deficiency.
- Joshua Reynolds

I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers:
whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
- Wendy Cope

I must tell you that the supply of words on the world market is plentiful,
but the demand is falling.
- Lech Walesa

He who controls the money supply of a nation controls the nation.
- James A. Garfield

Corporate partners help UNICEF fund our programmes for children,
advocate with us on their behalf, or facilitate our work through logistical,
technical, research or supply support.
- Carol Bellamy

They call upon us to supply American boys to do the
job that Asian boys should do.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

We believe we've got the skill base and the techniques
to supply the chips that really enable the end manufacturers to develop exciting,
innovative products themselves.
- David Milne

The eventual place the American army should take on
the western front was to a large extent influenced
by the vital question of communication and supply.
- Kelly Miller

If I were a girl, I'd despair.
The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them.
- Robert Graves

There is a supply for every demand.
- Florence Scovel Shinn

Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist.
- Thomas Carlyle

I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record...
So I was just writing songs.
- Billy Sherwood

There's always some promoter having an '80s night,
saying, We'll supply the band.
All you can drink.
- Nik Kershaw

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels.
The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
- Woodrow Wilson

I supply the music for Vampires, which is a new series that's coming out.
- John Entwistle

I also believe that Hurricane Katrina did reveal a
weakness in our energy supply systems,
highlighting the reliance this country has on the gulf
coast for our energy resources.
- Steve Buyer

Time is a resource whose supply is inversely proportional to its demand.
- Craig Bruce

If we're going to live as we are in a world of supply and demand,
then journalists had better find a way to create a
demand for good journalism.
- Bill Kovach

The first forty years of life give us the text;
the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake,
which I also keep handy.
- W. C. Fields

Accordingly, when the supply of gold runs short,
the security behind the notes is diminished,
the loaning of notes is restricted or suspended,
and the panic follows.
- John Buchanan Robinson

In our society, daily experience teaches the individual
to want and need a never-ending supply of new toys and drugs.
- Christopher Lasch

We use competitive markets to arrange for delivery of our food supply.
- Kenneth Lay

It is impossible for our working people to maintain
their full strength if they do not succeed in obtaining
a sufficient supply of fat,
allotted to them on a proper basis.
- Paul von Hindenburg

Pop culture is not about depth.
It's about marketing, supply and demand,
consumerism.
- Trevor Dunn

Enthusiasm could not supply the place of experience.
- John Lothrop Motley

Prices have stayed up because people in control of
supply decided they could keep them up.
- John Wilson

I am like any other man.
All I do is supply a demand.
- Al Capone

The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male.
He is her food supply.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The supply of words in the world market is plentiful
but the demand is falling.
Let deeds follow words now.
- Lech Walesa

Tough times helped many commodities producers become
lean and mean through consolidation,
mergers and cost-cutting.
All that excess supply has been sopped up.
- Jim Rogers

This president has said this has to be a priority for our nation,
protecting our food supply from terrorist acts,
so he continues to provide the funding that is necessary.
- Mike Johanns

We are living in a new age of energy supply anxiety.
- Daniel Yergin

Always the eternal optimist, President Reagan instilled
confidence and optimism at a time both were in short supply in our country.
- Jim Ramstad

America is the country where you can buy a lifetime
supply of aspirin For one dollar and use it up in two weeks.
- John Barrymore

Basically all the world's computer parts come from
the same supply chain that runs from Korea,
down through coastal China, over to Taiwan,
and down to Malaysia.
- Thomas Friedman


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