Economic Quotes

Since the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyo...

Since the real purpose of socialism is precisely to overcome and advance beyond the predatory phase of human development, economic science in its present state can throw little light on the socialist society of the future- Albert Einstein
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Economics equates growth with well-being. Thi...

Economics equates growth with well-being. This is a misconception. They are as different as the North Pole and the South Pole. ~Infinite Radius
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I donโ€™t care who writes a nationโ€™s laws o...

I donโ€™t care who writes a nationโ€™s laws or crafts its advanced treatises if I can write its economics textbooks --Paul A. Samuelson
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โ€œPhilanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the ph...

โ€œPhilanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.โ€ Martin Luther King Jr.
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โ€œDestroying rainforest for econom...

โ€œDestroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.โ€ E O Wilson
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โ€œThe one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gend...

โ€œThe one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status, or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside, we all believe that we are above-average drivers.โ€ โ€• Dave Barry
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"Economics is extremely useful...

"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their pol...

" Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege. " - Tommy Douglas
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The exponential economic growth is pure fiction, which creates clouds of electrons that flow thro...

The exponential economic growth is pure fiction, which creates clouds of electrons that flow through computers masquerading as money.These electrons further concentrate wealth and do real physical harm to the Earth by generating tidal waves of capital that wash away the still functioning ecosystems
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#TalkieTuesday "I do not really think Charlie knows much more about politi...

#TalkieTuesday "I do not really think Charlie knows much more about politics, history, or economics than I do. Like myself he was hit by a make-up towel almost before he was out of diapers." - Buster Keaton (about Charlie Chaplin)
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"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's o...

"There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers." โ€” Richard Feynman
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"The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-politic...

"The achievement of socialism requires the solution of some extremely difficult socio-political problems: how is it possible, in view of the far-reaching centralization of political and economic power, to prevent bureaucracy from becoming all-powerful and overweening?" - Albert Einstein
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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"Advertising is a valuable economic factor becau...

"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless." โ€” Sinclair Lewis
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"Economics is extremely useful...

"Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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โ€œKeep in mind all of the different ways you can create value in the world: economic, social, psy...

โ€œKeep in mind all of the different ways you can create value in the world: economic, social, psychological, spiritual, creative, etc. Itโ€™s not just making money or building stuff. The key idea is that you are giving back to the world in some way and making peopleโ€™s lives better.โ€ - Steven Handel
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"Where the industrial spirit overcomes military and aristocratic spirit, woman strives for...

"Where the industrial spirit overcomes military and aristocratic spirit, woman strives for economic and legal independence. She aspires to be "master" and inscribes "progress" on flags and banners. The very opposite reveals a terrible obviousness: woman retrograde." - Nietzsche
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โ€œMost economic fallacies derive from the tendency t...

โ€œMost economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.โ€ - Milton Friedman
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"The philosopher is one who stomps his fee...

"The philosopher is one who stomps his feet until there's dust in the air and says, 'Hey! I can't see!'" - My mom's Economics teacher
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โ€œA nation will not survive morally or e...

โ€œA nation will not survive morally or economically when so few have so much, while so many have so little.โ€ - Bernie Sanders
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." โ€” John Kenneth Galbraith
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"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here a...

"What serious function does a butterfly have? What economic value? A little pollination here and there for what? Milkweed? And yet, how extraordinary is it that child and adult alike note nearly every arrival of a butterfly on a plant or its path floating across a yard." -William McDonough
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โ€œEconomic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a p...

โ€œEconomic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessmanโ€™s tool is values; the bureaucratโ€™s tool is fear"
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โ€œWe become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of ...

โ€œWe become slaves the moment we hand the keys to the definition of reality entirely over to someone else, whether it is a business, an economic theory, a political party, the White House or CNN.โ€ โ€“ B.W. Powe
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The individual has become more conscious than ever of his dependence upon society. But he does...

The individual has become more conscious than ever of his dependence upon society. But he does not experience this dependence as a positive asset, as an organic tie, as a protective force, but rather as a threat to his natural rights, or even to his economic existence.... Albert Einstein
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"...each of us was born at this time beca...

"...each of us was born at this time because we have a mission to accomplish." - John Perkins (Confessions of an Economic Hit Man)
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We must also realize that the problems of racial injustice and...

We must also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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โ€Our lifes are given us; therefore, our defau...

โ€Our lifes are given us; therefore, our default state is gratitude. It is the truth of our existence.โ€ - Charles Eisenstein, Sacred Economics
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"The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the s...

"The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that thereโ€™s no good reason to go into space - each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decisionโ€ -- Randall Munroe of "xkcd"
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"I never intend to adjust myself to economic c...

"I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that take necessities from the many to give luxuries to the few." - Martin Luther King Jr
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"It's tragic to think that heroic man's great destiny is to become economic man, that men wil...

"It's tragic to think that heroic man's great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other. That's the path we're on now." - Jack Donovan
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On voting for Brexit - "You've got experts in economics and politi...

On voting for Brexit - "You've got experts in economics and politics struggling to paint a clear picture about what will happen either way. But Susan on checkouts at Asda seems to have it all figured out."
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Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, rep...

Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression, or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities. -Pope Francis
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โ€œThe key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public att...

โ€œThe key element of social control is the strategy of distraction that is to divert public attention from important issues and changes decided by political and economic elites, through the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information." -Noam Chomsky
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"Female freedom always means sexual freedom...

"Female freedom always means sexual freedom, even whenโ€”especially whenโ€”it is seen through the prism of economic freedom." Toni Morrison
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"Economic prospe...

"Economic prosperity brings political temerity" - Anon
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"Every month that we do not have an ...

"Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs."-Nancy Pelosi
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"We say that we are not helpless before the iron laws...

"We say that we are not helpless before the iron laws of economics, that a wise public policy uses economics to create hope- and not to abet despair"- Lyndon B Johnson
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The World Economic Forum predicts tha...

The World Economic Forum predicts that, within a decade, 10% of global GDP could be stored on blockchains.โ€”The Guardian
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"The only function of economic fo...

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable." John Kenneth Galbraith
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"Political freedom without ec...

"Political freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie." - Mikhail Bakunin
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"War is a continuation of politics by oth...

"War is a continuation of politics by other means, and politics is a continuation of economics by other means." -Carl von Clauswitz
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No matter what political reasons a...

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. -A. J. P. Taylor
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"Income and wealth inequality, in my view, is the moral issue of our time, it is the great econo...

"Income and wealth inequality, in my view, is the moral issue of our time, it is the great economic issue of our time and as a result of Citizens United it is the great political issue of our time. No great nation can flourish when so few have so much and so many have so little." -Bernie Sanders
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The US supports democracy if and ...

The US supports democracy if and only if it conforms to US strategic and economic interests.โ€“Noam Chomsky
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