Economics Quotes

Mainstream economics scholarship produces theory without facts ("pure theory") and facts without theory ("applied economics")

Michel Chossudovsky

Economics has been called the dismal science. Once you get to understand it, you may not find it so dismal, but you don't find it much of a science either.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

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

Willa Sibert Cather

Any system of economics is bankrupt if it sees either value or virtue in unemployment.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

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

Armand Assante

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

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

Nikita Khrushchev

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

We of the genus Homo ride the logs that float down the Round river, and by a little judicious "burling" we have learned to guide their direction and speed. This feat entitles us to the specific appellation sapiens. The technique of burling is called economics, the remembering of old routes is called in history, the selection of new ones is called statesmanship, the conversation about oncoming rifles and rapids is called politics. Some of the crew aspire to burl not only their own blogs, but the whole flotilla as well. This collective bargaining with nature is called national planning.

Aldo Leopold

Many find in sex and economics the meaning of life and the reason of it all. The consequence of this is that the goal of life for many has become a relief of tension.

Sachindra Kumar Majumdar

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists

John Kenneth Galbraith

All cultures have grown out of myths. They are founded on myths. What these myths have given has been inspiration for aspiration. The economic interpretation of history is for the birds. Economics is itself a function of aspiration. Its what people aspire to that creates the field in which economics works.

Joseph Campbell

The trading characteristics of a security become more important than its underlying economics. The virtual economics began to drive the physical economy rather than the other way around.

Aaron C. Brown

Our new economic approach is rooted in ideas which stress the importance of macro-economics, post neo-classical endogenous growth theory and the symbiotic relationships between growth and investment, and people and infrastructure.

James Gordon Brown

India and China offer intriguing mirror images. Modern India has long been open politically and, until recently, closed economically. Modern China has opened economically, but remains politically closed. The comparison reveals that, while politics and economics can never fully be separated, political openness is a better guarantor of long-term stability than economic openness.

Ian Bremmer

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