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

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

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

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


 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Sherman Act is similar in the economics sphere
to the Bill of Rights in the personal sphere.
- Harold H. Greene

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

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

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

My job was to teach the whole corpus of economic theory,
but there were two subjects in which I was especially interested,
namely, the economics of mass unemployment and international economics.
- James Meade

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

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

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

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

The first lesson of economics is scarcity:
there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it.
The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
- Thomas Sowell

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

The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent
knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them;
Man,
with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to
the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more
tragic than Tobacco Road.
- James Thurber

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

As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in
my work on the economics of information concerned the
problem of appropriability -
the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.
- Joseph E. Stiglitz


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