Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention, but it has no persuasive value at all.
Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in...
In central banking as in diplomacy, style, conservative tailoring, and an easy association with the...
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so,...
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
Where humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is...
Commencement oratory must eschew anything that smacks of partisan politics, political preference, sex, religion or...
The great dialectic in our time is not, as anciently and by some still supposed,...
Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is...
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
The Metropolis should have been aborted long before it became New York, London or Tokyo.
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award...
The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
Wisdom itself is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the...
The contented and economically comfortable have a very discriminating view of government. Nobody is ever...
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.