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Economics Quotes

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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism;
in the domain of economics at socialism;
in the domain of what is today called religion,
at atheism.
- August Bebel

I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god,
and that's economics.
- James Hillman

Economics has never been a science -
and it is even less now than a few years ago.
- Paul Samuelson

 

First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable.
Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
- Douglas Horton

However, I think the major opposition to ecology has
deeper roots than mere economics;
ecology threatens widely held values so fundamental
that they must be called religious.
- Garrett Hardin

History, sociology, economics, psychology et al.
confirmed Joyce's view of Everyman as victim.
- Robert Anton Wilson

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A study of economics usually reveals that the best
time to buy anything is last year.
- Marty Allen

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

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

Look at the declining television coverage.
Look at the declining voting rate.
Economics and economic news is what moves the country now,
not politics.
- Robert Teeter

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

First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
- Martin Feldstein

I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I
had a good business sense.
- Herb Ritts

In economics, the majority is always wrong.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

You always want to try to make something new,
and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
- Tadao Ando

I love the gallery, the arena of representation.
It's a commercial world, and morality is based generally around economics,
and that's taking place in the art gallery.
- Jeff Koons

A large part of crime is economics -
if people are working and and have a home and family to support,
then I believe you can reduce the crime rate.
- Vincent Frank

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics,
but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
- Geraldine Ferraro

That is why I believe that art is so much more significant
than either economics or philosophy.
It is the direct measure of man's spiritual vision.
- Herbert Read

Marriages are under strain today in terms of economics.
There are social cross-currents.
We see failed marriages.
But it is not under attack by our gay and lesbian citizens.
- Earl Blumenauer

Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.
- Charles Edison

Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics.
Even if they are inconvenient.
- Larry Summers

After graduating in engineering I went to the University
of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for
allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

While I am interested both in economics and in philosophy,
the union of my interests in the two fields far exceeds their intersection.
- Amartya Sen

The whole industry is so screwed up by economics.
It's disgusting to me.
- Armand Assante

We believe that economics does not necessarily have to be a zero-sum game;
it can be a win-win proposition for everyone involved
so long as they have the tools in which to succeed.
- Ron Kind

For in the theoretical field bourgeois economics no
longer engages in blithe and joyous fights.
- Rudolf Hilferding

Even though I didn't get a business degree,
I enjoyed learning about economics.
- Herb Ritts

If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make
a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
- Luther H. Hodges

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor
of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I gradually became persuaded that the subjects,
without intending to, had revealed to me a basic truth
about markets that was foreign to the literature of economics.
- Vernon L. Smith

Too many people think that economics is this subject
that should wait until the university level.
But it can't wait that long.
- Robert Duvall

I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted
that I'd be a lousy businessman,
and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.
- Peter Gallagher

The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing.
It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.
- David Korten

The economics of baseball are the big problem.
The big clubs make a lot of money and the little clubs don't.
- Fay Vincent

When a management with a reputation for brilliance
tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics,
it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
- Warren Buffett

My main interest, however, was in economics,
not law.
- Merton Miller

And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion,
which is that our global economy is out of control
and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.
- David Korten

I'm the result of upbringing, class,
race,
gender, social prejudices, and economics.
So I'm a victim again.
A result.
- James Hillman

Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot
force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
- Christopher Lasch

Many individuals are doing what they can.
But real success can only come if there is a change
in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
- David Attenborough

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin.
Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
- Merton Miller

Economics is a subject that does not greatly respect one's wishes.
- Nikita Khrushchev

The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics;
in most states,
tourism is the number two industry.
- Jim Fowler

I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation.
- Leigh Steinberg

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

Did you ever think that making a speech on economics
is a lot like pissing down your leg? It seems hot to you,
but it never does to anyone else.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

I had become interested in economics,
an interest that was transformed into a lifetime dedication
when I met with the mathematical theory of general economic equilibrium.
- Gerard Debreu

I got politics and economics moving and then others took over.
- Lech Walesa

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific
pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Where there is politics or economics,
there is no morality.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

My first undertaking in the way of scientific experiment
was in the field of economics and psychology.
- Simon Newcomb

As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers
about portfolio decisions,
writing reports.
- Merton Miller

Journalism students need to understand it and need
a solid background in the liberal arts,
in sociology, economics, literature and language,
because they won't get it later on.
- Harrison Salisbury

The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere
to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere.
- Harold H. Greene

I think it is just stupid economics for a government
to approach economic management from a strand of thinking
regarding unions as enemies.
- Bob Hawke

I was an economics major in college,
and every summer after school,
I would drive my car from California,
from Claremont men's college at the time,
to New York.
And I worked on Wall Street.
- Henry Kravis

It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their
position in academic economics merely by the pretense
that the differences are entirely moral questions about
which science cannot decide.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

The Chicago Economics Department was in intellectual ferment,
although the central issues of the 1930's were very
different from those in later times.
I had never before encountered minds of that quality
at close quarters and they influenced me strongly.
- George Stigler

To those of you who study history, economics,
sociology, literature and language I present the challenge
of the utilization of the enormous resources in our
grasp to the problem of creating a genuinely good life
for yourselves and your children.
- Polykarp Kusch

Whoever claims that economic competition represents
'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle,
provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack
of knowledge of economics.
- George Reisman

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

Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental
thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company,
which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry,
enjoys very good economics.
- David Milne

It's really true in this country that more and more
Americans think that underneath the economic crisis there's a values crisis,
and we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery as well.
So a citizen's movement about values and economics
I'm finding all over the country on main street,
and Wall Street needs to pay attention to that.
- Jim Wallace

However, the economics of our business continued to deteriorate.
We barely escaped bankruptcy a year ago,
and in the aftermath of that escape we had to make
some even tougher decisions.
- Gerard Arpey

The completion of my undergraduate training at the
University of California (Berkeley) provided just the
needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both
economics and mathematics.
- Lawrence R. Klein

I had four or five years in school training as a soprano.
I fell into pop singing because of economics.
I got out of high school and had to go work,
and they weren't hiring opera singers.
- Jo Stafford

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict,
victory is always with economics.
Vested interests have never been known to have willingly
divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
- B. R. Ambedkar

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent
knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them;
Man,
with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to
the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more
tragic than Tobacco Road.
- James Thurber


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