Quotations on Economics

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A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.
- Marty Allen
(Keywords: Time, Economics, Study)

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
(Keywords: History, Victory, Conflict, Economics, Ethics, Force)

You always want to try to make something new, and, of course, America is the world leader in economics today.
- Tadao Ando
(Keywords: Leader, America, Economics, Today, Want, World)

Despite the painful changes we have had to make, we continue to believe in the St. Louis market. And we are hoping to add flights, in a careful way, as the economics of our business improve and the demands of the traveling public in St. Louis become clear.
- Gerard Arpey
(Keywords: Business, Economics, Public, Traveling)

All of the problems we're facing with debt are manmade problems. We created them. It's called fantasy economics. Fantasy economics only works in a fantasy world. It doesn't work in reality.
- Michele Bachmann
(Keywords: Work, Debt, Economics, Fantasy, Problems, Reality, World)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Religion, Atheism, Economics, Socialism, Today)

And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point.
- Michael Berryman
(Keywords: History, Religion, War, Causes, Economics, Problems, Study)

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
(Keywords: Politics, Economics, May, Opposition)

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite
(Keywords: Manager, Mother, Father, Financial, Economics, Office)

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
(Keywords: Business, Management, Economics, Reputation)

From where I am sitting much of the country now sees the President the way I have seen him since the campaign. He is an ambitious leftist, with little understanding of economics, and with far-reaching goals to create significant and irreversible growth of government and redistribution of wealth through dramatic changes in tax, regulatory, and spending policies.
- Charles W. Calomiris
(Keywords: Government, Goals, Growth, Wealth, Country, Economics, Tax, Now, President, Understanding)

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
(Keywords: Dedication, Economics, Interest, Theory)

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
(Keywords: People, Economics, University)

I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically. Part of it is economics. There is just going to be so much content out there - there's a scarcity of attention. Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.
- Esther Dyson
(Keywords: Change, Attention, Content, Economics, Information)

First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.
- Martin Feldstein
(Keywords: Science, Economics, First)

I'd call it a new version of voodoo economics, but I'm afraid that would give witch doctors a bad name.
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Keywords: Doctors, Economics, Name)

The most powerful argument of all for saving open space is economics; in most states, tourism is the number two industry.
- Jim Fowler
(Keywords: Argument, Economics, Open, Space, states)

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
(Keywords: Family, Home, People, Crime, Economics, Support)

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Keywords: Faith, Hope, Deep, Desire, Economics, Pretension, Respectability)

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
(Keywords: Life, Acting, Economics, Regret, Rest)

The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere.
- Harold H. Greene
(Keywords: Act, Economics, Rights)

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
(Keywords: Values, Ecology, Economics, Opposition, Religious)

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
(Keywords: Government, Management, Economics, Enemies, Thinking)

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Art, Religion, Economics, Spring, Strangers)

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
(Keywords: Science, Economics, Questions, Today)

I'm the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I'm a victim again. A result.
- James Hillman
(Keywords: Class, Economics, Gender, Race, Result)

If ignorance paid dividends, most Americans could make a fortune out of what they don't know about economics.
- Luther H. Hodges
(Keywords: Americans, Economics, Fortune, Ignorance)

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

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
(Keywords: Science, Society, Religion, Economics, Philosophy, World)

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
- John F. Kennedy
(Keywords: History, God, Economics, Friends, Geography, Man, Necessity, Neighbors)

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
(Keywords: Completion, Economics, Mathematics, Training, University)

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
(Keywords: Art, Love, Morality, Economics, World)

The professional study of economics has become ideological brainwashing. It is a defense of the excesses of the capitalist system.
- David Korten
(Keywords: Defense, Economics, Study)

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
(Keywords: Control, Economics, Economy, Principles)

I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men's college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street.
- Henry Kravis
(Keywords: Car, Time, Men, College, Economics, School, Summer)

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
(Keywords: Life, History, Challenge, Children, Economics, Language, Literature, Present, Study)

Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Advertising, Economics, Force, Want)

My interest in economics has always been in the whole corpus of economic theory, the interrelationships between the various fields of theory and their relevance for the formulation of economic policy.
- James Meade
(Keywords: Policy, Economics, Interest, Theory)

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
(Keywords: Thought, Belief, Economics, Expression, Study)

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
(Keywords: Company, Decisions, Economics, Writing)

Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
- Merton Miller
(Keywords: Finance, Economics, Proof)

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
(Keywords: Company, Economics, First, Names)

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
(Keywords: Being, Economics, Grave, Talk)

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
(Keywords: Art, Vision, Economics, Man, Measure, Philosophy, Spiritual)

Advertising is, actually, a simple phenomenon in terms of economics. It is merely a substitute for a personal sales force - an extension, if you will, of the merchant who cries aloud his wares.
- Rosser Reeves
(Keywords: Advertising, Economics, Force, Sales, Will)

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
(Keywords: Knowledge, Competition, Economics, Jungle, Law, Sense)

Even though I didn't get a business degree, I enjoyed learning about economics.
- Herb Ritts
(Keywords: Business, Economics, Learning)

I was an economics major, which I enjoyed because I had a good business sense.
- Herb Ritts
(Keywords: Business, Economics, Sense)

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

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
(Keywords: Truth, Economics, Literature)



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