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Economics Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Economics

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

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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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The moment is ripe for an experienced businessman to talk practical,
prudent economics to the electorate -
which is why Mitt Romney's political fortunes are steadily
being resurrected from the grave.
- Camille Paglia

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 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

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

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

Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche,
resonant with boredom.
On few topics is an American audience so practiced
in turning off its ears and minds.
And none can say that the response is ill advised.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

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

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

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

Why should we, however, in economics,
have to plead ignorance of the sort of facts on which,
in the case of a physical theory, a scientist would
certainly be expected to give precise information?
- Friedrich August von Hayek

We have views on social issues that may seem to some
that we are hard-line Tories.
However our economics policies and our opposition to
the process called globalisation could be considered
by some to place us on the far-left of conventional politics.
- Steve Blake

To overturn orthodoxy is no easier in science than in philosophy,
religion, economics, or any of the other disciplines
through which we try to comprehend the world and the
society in which we live.
- Ruth Hubbard


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