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    • There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity.
    • Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth.
      Fortune Brainstorm Conference, 2006, by Lester Brown
    • An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.
    • In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.
    • There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
    • Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
    • An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
    • An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
    • If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
    • Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
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