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John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
US (Canadian-born) administrator & economist [more author details]
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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
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Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
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If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
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It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
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It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is.
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Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
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Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
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Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
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The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
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The happiest time of anyone's life is just after the first divorce.
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The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
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The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
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Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
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You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
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