In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith
John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire...
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has...
Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.
If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Economics is a subject profoundly conducive to cliche, resonant with boredom. On few topics is...
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
Power is not something that can be assumed or discarded at will like underwear.
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.
Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need...
A bad book is the worse that it cannot repent. It has not been the...
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the...
If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the...
What is called a high standard of living consists, in considerable measure, in arrangements for...
There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.
In politics, what begins in fear usually ends in failure.
He brings to the fierce struggle of politics the tepid enthusiasm of a lazy summer...