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.
Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes
Few can believe that suffering, especially by others, is in vain. Anything that is disagreeable...
You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does...
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
Inflation does not lubricate trade but by rescuing traders from their errors of optimism or...
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a...
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than...
Of all classes the rich are the most noticed and the least studied.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in...
The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that...
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
In central banking as in diplomacy, style, conservative tailoring, and an easy association with the...
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the...
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or...
Finality is not the language of politics.
Without alienation, there can be no politics.