Quotes by economists

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  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
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    Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
  • Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations… six if one went to Harvard.
  • Ben Miles
    Ben Miles
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    Economists largely confine themselves to three key factors - capital, labor and productivity - when explaining how and why a country grows.
  • Bill Vaughan
    Bill Vaughan
    American columnist and author 1915-1977
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    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.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophists, economists and calculators has succeeded; and the glory of Europe is gone forever.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
  • John Maynard Keynes
    John Maynard Keynes
    British economist 1883-1946
    John Maynard Keynes
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    If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
    Benjamin Graham
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    It is a misfortune of the times that all of us must needs be amateur economists-including, and perhaps especially, the professionals.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. X, Commodity Unit Stabilization, p. 109
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
    Benjamin Graham
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    Many progressive economists insist that gold is now in essentially the same position as silver and that the arguments the simon-pure gold advocates use against the white metal can be directed with equal effect against their own fetish.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. IX, Commodities, Gold, Credit as Money, p. 100
  • B. W. Powe
    B. W. Powe
    Canadian poet, novelist and teacher 1955-
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    The corporatist-economic model of society appears to be governing us. Economists, often in the pay of transnationals, are deciding, for us, what democracy is, and will be.
    Source: Towards A Canada of Light Letter To Those In power, p. 83
  • Barry Ritholtz
    Barry Ritholtz
    American author and newspaper columnist
    Barry Ritholtz
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    The good news is that economists are intelligent, engaging and often charming folks. The bad news is their work is often of little use to investors.
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
    Benjamin Graham
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    THERE is widespread agreement among economists that abuse of credit constitutes one of the chief unwholesome elements in business booms and is mainly responsible for the ensuing crash and depression.
    Source: Storage and Stability Part III, Ch. XIII, The Reservoir Plan and Credit
  • Noam Chomsky
    Noam Chomsky
    American Linguist, Political Activist 1928-
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    Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists.
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