Quotes of Economist

“ Economists predict that this year's federal surplus will be $120 billion less than predicted in January. The missing $120 billion was reportedly last seen on a date with Congressman Gary Condit. ”

- Dennis Miller

“ It's easier to make a reporter into an economist than an economist into a reporter. ”

- Frederick Taylor

“ For economists the real world is often a special case. ”

- Edgar R. Fiedler

“ If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, it wouldn't be a bad thing. ”

- Peter Lynch

“ If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. ”

- John Maynard Keynes

“ If you laid ever economist in the country end to end you would still not reach a conclusion. ”

- Salvador Nasello

“ If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end-to-end, they couldn't reach a conclusion. ”

- Unknown

“ Philosophy should not pretend to increase our present stock, but make us economists of what we are possessed of. ”

- Oliver Goldsmith

“ Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. ”

- Noam Chomsky

“ No real English gentleman, in his secret soul, was ever sorry for the death of a political economist. ”

- Walter Bagehot

“ Teach a parrot the terms supply and demand and you've got an economist. ”

- Thomas Carlyle

“ Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income - which he then spends sending his son to college. ”

- Bill Vaughn

“ I think it is fair to say that there is a growing number of economists that question the stimulus. ”

- Tom Daschle

“ An economist is an expert who will know tommorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. ”

- Laurence J. Peter

“ An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. ”

- Alfred A. Knopf

“ Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? ”

- Kelvin Throop

“ If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach any conclusion. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ Economists are people who work with numbers but who don't have the personality to be accountants. ”

- Unknown

“ An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's. ”

- Will Rogers

“ I am not an Economist. I am an honest man! ”

- Paul McCracken

“ An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living. ”

- Nicolas Chamfort

“ Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. ”

- John Kenneth Galbraith

“ In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from. ”

- Peter Drucker

“ The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. ”

- Jean Paul Kauffmann

“ Horngren's Observation: Among economists, the real world is often a special case. ”

- Unknown

“ Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers take economists seriously. ”

- Unknown

“ An economist is someone who knows more about money than the people who have it. ”

- Unknown

“ Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations six if one went to Harvard. ”

- Edgar R. Fiedler

“ The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. ”

- John Maynard Keynes
  • 1