Quotes: economy

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  • Karl Marx
    Karl Marx
    German economist and statephilospher 1818-1883
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    All social rules and all relations between individuals are eroded by a cash economy, avarice drags Pluto himself out of the bowels of the earth.
  • Milton Friedman
    Milton Friedman
    American economist 1912-
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    A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
  • And still the time, especially in the economy, is very tough, very difficult. It's necessary to be active still, to work, to fight, to make our economy more competitive.
  • Al Gore
    Al Gore
    American politician and environmentalist 1948-
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    As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together. I am going to come up with a solution that respects the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    Economy is based on the principle that all wealth has its limits.
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    Charles Haddon Spurgeon
    English Baptist preacher 1834-1892
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    Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.
  • Ayn Rand
    Ayn Rand
    Russian Writer, Philosopher 1905-1982
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    Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.

    Source: Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal (1966)

  • Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.
  • John W. Foster
    John W. Foster
    American diplomat and military 1836-1917
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    Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
  • Alan Greenspan
    Alan Greenspan
    American economist 1926-
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    I don't know where the stock market is going, but I will say this, that if it continues higher, this will do more to stimulate the economy than anything we've been talking about today or anything anybody else was talking about.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship.
  • Andrew Johnson
    Andrew Johnson
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    I hold it the duty of the executive to insist upon frugality in the expenditure, and a sparing economy is itself a great national source.
  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    Hubert H. Humphrey
    American politician 1911-1978
    Hubert H. Humphrey
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    I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college.
  • Aaron C. Brown
    Aaron C. Brown
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    If you want to understand financial markets, and their effects on the economy, you have to understand the trading game. Many short-term price movements are neither random nor caused by economic fundamentals. They're caused by investors buying and selling.

    Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 1

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