563 Total Quotes

American Economist Quotes

Thomas Sowell
There are few things more dishonorable than misleading the young.
Thomas Sowell
#American Economist

Paul Samuelson
Globalization presumes sustained economic growth. Otherwise, the process loses its economic benefits and political support.
Paul Samuelson
#American Economist

Thomas Sowell
It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.
Thomas Sowell
#American Economist

Thomas Sowell
The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.
Thomas Sowell
#American Economist

Milton Friedman
There's no such thing as a free lunch.
Milton Friedman
#American Economist

It says something about this new global economy that USA Today now reports every morning on the day's events in Asian markets.
Larry Summers
#American Economist

Jeffrey Sachs
Globalization was a deep trend pushed by technology and right ideas, as much as anything else.
Jeffrey Sachs
#American Economist

Thomas Sowell
Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
Thomas Sowell
#American Economist

All government wars are unjust.
Murray Rothbard
#American Economist

Milton Friedman
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork.
Milton Friedman
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
Protectionism will do little to create jobs and if foreigners retaliate, we will surely lose jobs.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education - literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one issue which unites statists of all persuasions. They seem to sense... that gold and economic freedom are inseparable.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation through inflation. There is no safe store of value.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
I was a good amateur but only an average professional. I soon realized that there was a limit to how far I could rise in the music business, so I left the band and enrolled at New York University.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

Alan Greenspan
Whatever you tax, you get less of.
Alan Greenspan
#American Economist

In order to stand well in the eyes of the community, it is necessary to come up to a certain, somewhat indefinite, conventional standard of wealth.
Thorstein Veblen
#American Economist

The job of the Central Bank is to worry.
Alice Rivlin
#American Economist

The increase in inequality in income is a longtime trend, but the pressure on middle- and low-income workers is going up rapidly. Especially if they live in an area where there are high housing and gas prices, like California.
Alice Rivlin
#American Economist

It's a technical, fairly difficult job that has no particular political connotations, so I doubt there are any big campaign contributors dying to be on the Fed. And remember, it doesn't pay very well, certainly by Republican standards.
Alice Rivlin
#American Economist

Milton Friedman
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
Milton Friedman
#American Economist

Jeffrey Sachs
The basic idea was that if a country would put its economy as an integrated piece of the world system, that it would benefit from that with economic growth. I concur with that basic view.
Jeffrey Sachs
#American Economist

Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response.
Larry Summers
#American Economist

Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.
George Reisman
#American Economist

The slaves of socialism are slaves, but they are no one's property and therefore no one's loss.
George Reisman
#American Economist

Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
George Reisman
#American Economist

We are entering a new phase in human history - one in which fewer and fewer workers will be needed to produce the goods and services for the global population.
Jeremy Rifkin
#American Economist

Milton Friedman
The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
Milton Friedman
#American Economist