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John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite."

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.




John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "I have never understood why one's affections must be confined as once with women to a single country."

I have never understood why one's affections must be confined as once with women to a single country.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "If there must be madness, something may be said for having it on a heroic scale"

If there must be madness, something may be said for having it on a heroic scale



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative."

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.




John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not."

Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable."

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.




John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability."

In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Wisdom, itself, is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who asserts it and the manner of its assertion."

Wisdom, itself, is often an abstraction associated not with fact or reality but with the man who asserts it and the manner of its assertion.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive."

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people."

I am worried about our tendency to over invest in things and under invest in people.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence."

Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.




John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists."

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



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking."

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "The capacity for erroneous belief is very great, especially where it coincides with convenience."

The capacity for erroneous belief is very great, especially where it coincides with convenience.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself."

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything."

Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone."

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled."

The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "More die in the United States of too much food than of too little"

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Economists are generally negligent of their heroes."

Economists are generally negligent of their heroes.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man."

By all but the pathologically romantic, it is now recognized that this is not the age of the small man.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions."

A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "In economics, it is often professionally better to be associated with highly respectable error than uncertainly established truth."

In economics, it is often professionally better to be associated with highly respectable error than uncertainly established truth.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much."

We can safely abandon the doctrine of the eighties, namely that the rich were not working because they had too little money, the poor because they had much.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect."

We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "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."

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.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know."

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "But there is merit even in the mentally retarded legislator. He asks the questions that everyone is afraid to ask for fear of seeming simple."

But there is merit even in the mentally retarded legislator. He asks the questions that everyone is afraid to ask for fear of seeming simple.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth."

There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "War remains the decisive human failure."

War remains the decisive human failure.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose."

There are times in politics when you must be on the right side and lose.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events."

The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "When people are least sure they are often most dogmatic."

When people are least sure they are often most dogmatic.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "There is an old saying, or should be, that it is a wise economist who recognizes the scope of his own generalizations."

There is an old saying, or should be, that it is a wise economist who recognizes the scope of his own generalizations.



John Kenneth Galbraith Quotes: "There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.