Quotations by Paul Samuelson

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Born: Saturday, May 15, 1915
Profession: Economist
Nationality: American


An intriguing paradox of the 1990s is that it isn't called a decade of greed.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Greed, Paradox)

Asia's governments come in two broad varieties: young, fragile democracies - and older, fragile authoritarian regimes.
- Paul Samuelson

Companies are not charitable enterprises: They hire workers to make profits. In the United States, this logic still works. In Europe, it hardly does.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Europe, Logic, states, United, Workers)

Economics has never been a science - and it is even less now than a few years ago.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Science, Economics, Now, Years)

Every good cause is worth some inefficiency.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Cause, Inefficiency, Worth)

Funeral by funeral, theory advances.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Theory)

Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Growth, Benefits, Globalization, Support)

Good questions outrank easy answers.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Answers, Questions)

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Excitement, Want)

It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Office)

Politicians like to tell people what they want to hear - and what they want to hear is what won't happen.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: People, Politicians, Want)

Self-deception ultimately explains Japan's plight. The Japanese have never accepted that change is in their interest - and not merely a response to U.S. criticism.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Change, Criticism, Interest, Self)

Sooner or later the Internet will become profitable. It's an old story played before by canals, railroads and automobiles.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Automobiles, Internet, Old, Will)

The problem is no longer that with every pair of hands that comes into the world there comes a hungry stomach. Rather it is that, attached to those hands are sharp elbows.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: World)

What we know about the global financial crisis is that we don't know very much.
- Paul Samuelson
(Keywords: Financial, Crisis)







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