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John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes
Brief author info: John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) Canadian-born American economist, diplomat, writer.
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It's almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is.
The riskiness of modern corporate life is in fact the harmless conceit of the modern corporate executive, and it is vigorously proclaimed. Precisely because he lives an orderly and careful life the executive is moved to identify himself with the dashing entrepreneur of economic literature.
Production only fills a void that it has itself created.
The urge to consume is fathered by the value system which emphasizes the ability of the society to produce.
In the market economy the price that is offered is counted upon to produce the result that is sought.
In the conventional wisdom of conservatives, the modern search for security is regularly billed as the greatest single threat to economic progress.
The fully planned economy, so far from being unpopular, is warmly regarded by those who know it best.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
If people are hungry, ill-clad, unsheltered or diseased, nothing is so important as to remedy their condition.
No hungry man who is also sober can be persuaded to use his last dollar for anything but food.
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