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Economists Quotes

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Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

Related topics: Business

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

When better business decisions are made,
economists won't make them.
- Herbert Prochnow

Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality
of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege,
a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
- Noam Chomsky

 

If all the economists in the world were laid end to end,
it wouldn't be a bad thing.
- Peter Lynch

Economists report that a college education adds many
thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -
which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughan

I believe that economists put decimal points in their
forecasts to show they have a sense of humor.
- William Gilmore Simms

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You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher

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

But the age of chivalry is gone.
That of sophisters, economists, and calculators has succeeded;
and the glory of Europe is extinguished forever.
- Edmund Burke

If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble,
competent people on a level with dentists,
that would be splendid.
- John Maynard Keynes

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

But if, if you take a look at what would have happened,
I mean, do we need to see soup lines down the street
to figure out what would have happened? We avoided -
and all economists will tell you that millions of jobs
were saved because of the Recovery Act,
and we avoided a second Great Depression.
That, that is a reality.
- Alexi Giannoulias

When you poll all of the economists,
uh,
across America that I think are intellectually honest they would all,
or maybe not all, but 95% of them 96% of them would
say you know we really have got a powerful economy.
- Donald Evans

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 don't want to get into the 'who's a hostage-taker' discussion here,
but what is the estate tax? It's a double tax on death.
Economists will tell you that it's really not a tax that soaks the rich,
but it's a tax on capital that deprives business investment
and therefore job creation.
- Paul Ryan

Health economists have estimated that an injection
of $250 million per year in Indigenous clinical care,
and $50 million in preventative care,
is required to provide services at the same level as
for any other group with the health conditions of Indigenous Australians.
- Malcolm Fraser

Well, you have the public not wanting any new spending,
you have the Republicans not wanting any new taxes,
you have the Democrats not wanting any new spending cuts,
you have the markets not wanting any new borrowing,
and you have the economists wanting all of the above.
And that leads to paralysis.
- Michael Bloomberg

I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by
economists to discuss seriously what is really the
crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity
about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific
questions into value questions.
- Friedrich August von Hayek

Although economists have studied the sensitivity of
import and export volumes to changes in the exchange rate,
there is still much uncertainty about just how much
the dollar must change to bring about any given reduction in our trade deficit.
- Martin Feldstein

I may be only a fish and chip shop lady,
but some of these economists need to get their heads
out of the textbooks and get a job in the real world.
I would not even let one of them handle my grocery shopping.
- Pauline Hanson

With respect to the first of these obstacles,
it has often been made a matter of grave complaint
against Political Economists,
that they confine their attention to Wealth,
and disregard all consideration of Happiness or Virtue.
- Nassau William Senior

The Communists were interested in getting into key
positions as union officers,
statisticians, economists, etc., in order to utilize
the apparatus of the unions to promote the cause of revolution.
- John T. Flynn

Privatization came on slowly.
When something very big happens, like privatization,
historians and economists like to think you must have had very big causes.
That is not how it happened.
- Kenneth Baker

That subject has lost its one time appeal to economists
as our science has become more abstract,
but my interest has even grown more intense as the
questions raised by the sociology of science became more prominent.
- George Stigler

Economists are coming to acknowledge that measures
of national wealth and poverty in terms strictly of
average income tell you little that is significant
of the health or viability of a society.
- Rowan D. Williams

I can't speak for them, of course, but I believe that
most economists would accept the view that,
while you sometimes can make a score by sheer luck,
you can't do it constantly, unless you're willing to put the resources in.
- Merton Miller

Thirty years ago, many economists argued that inflation
was a kind of minor inconvenience and that the cost
of reducing inflation was too high a price to pay.
No one would make those arguments today.
- Martin Feldstein

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why
the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
- Laurence J. Peter

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
- Will Rogers

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

For economist the real world is often a special case.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
- Alfred A. Knopf

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

No real English gentleman, in his secret soul,
was ever sorry for the death of a political economist.
- Walter Bagehot

Social progress can be measured
by the social position of the female sex.
- Karl Marx
(German philosopher and political economist
whose ideas are credited as the foundation of modern communism)

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.
- Herbert Marshall

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North

As many will remember, a respected Army Corps economist
filed a whistleblower complaint about the Corps' use
of faulty data to justify lock and dam expansion.
- Ron Kind

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor,
mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The delicate and intricate pattern of competition and
cooperation in the economic behavior of the hundreds
of thousands of citizens of Stockholm offers a challenge
to the economist that is perhaps as complex as the
challenges of the physicist and the chemist.
- George Stigler

I was teaching in one of the universities while the
country was suffering from a severe famine.
People were dying of hunger, and I felt very helpless.
As an economist, I had no tool in my tool box to fix that kind of situation.
- Muhammad Yunus

A Swedish physicist can not discuss his work with fifty
people unless he goes abroad.
A Swedish economist can get opinions and instructions
in his native language from thousands upon thousands of his fellow citizens.
- George Stigler

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able
to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take
decisions on matters of the economy;
I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence;
I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.
- Thabo Mbeki

The business of a Political Economist is neither to
recommend nor to dissuade,
but to state general principles, which it is fatal to neglect,
but neither advisable, nor perhaps practicable,
to use as the sole, or even the principal,
guides in the actual conduct of affairs.
- Nassau William Senior

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
- Grace Hopper

The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage
and does not demand it from his men.
- Sun Tzu

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert,
and I did this 25-minute film.
It turned out really well and, as a result,
they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct.
- Renny Harlin

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes,
which can be made, in a very narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will
establish a reputation as an expert.
- Laurence J. Peter

An expert is someone who has succeeded in making decisions
and judgements simpler through knowing what to pay
attention to and what to ignore.
- Edward de Bono

For every expert that says humans are the cause of
"climate change" there are 10 more who say we aren't.
- Bradley A. Blakeman

An expert is somebody who is more than 50 miles from home,
has no responsibility for implementing the advice he gives,
and shows slides.
- Edwin Meese

I was a wonderful parent before I had children.
I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs.
Then I had three of my own.
- Adele Faber

An expert is a person who avoids the small errors while
sweeping on to the grand fallacy.
- Steven Weinberg

Who's to say who's an expert?
- Paul Newman

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert
to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
- Henry A. Kissinger

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.
- Donald Norman

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise.
View life as a continuous learning experience.
- Denis Waitley

An expert is someone who tells you why you can't do something.
- Alec Issigonis

Theatre is about people, not buildings.
Incalculable damage has been done to the expert talent a company needs -
from wardrobe to lighting technicians.
- Edward Hall

For it is the duty of an astronomer to compose the
history of the celestial motions through careful and expert study.
- Nicolaus Copernicus

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible
voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
- Peter Ustinov

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
in the expert's mind there are few.
- Shunryu Suzuki

We will announce a new offering, where you can get
a CA expert on your PC live,
via video, on a range of topics about a product.
- Sanjay Kumar

An expert is someone who knows a lot about the past.
- Tom Hopkins

If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.
- David Ben-Gurion

I am not an expert in this field but I do try to keep
up to date with the Bundesliga.
And I do follow World Cups and European Championships more closely.
- Angela Merkel


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