It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.
Every month that we do not have an economic recovery package 500 million Americans lose their jobs.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.
Every social injustice is not only cruel, but it is economic waste.
It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power.
Often, what you see in the media is driven by economic forces.
Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.
Government cannot make man richer, but it can make him poorer.
[E]conomic history is a long record of government policies that failed because they were designed with a bold disregard for the laws of economics
The trade union movement represents the organized economic power of the workers... It is in reality the most potent and the most direct social insurance the workers can establish.
Neoclassical economics insists that advertising cannot force consumers to buy anything they don't already want to buy.
I want to rid the country of corruption and return our economic environment.
Education remains the key to both economic and political empowerment.
I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god, and that's economics.
Cities are, first of all, seats of the highest economic division of labor.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
We must face the fact that the preservation of individual freedom is incompatible with a full satisfaction of our views of distributive justice.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics.
Advances have fallen, generally, for everything except the biggest potential bestsellers. Given all the changes, both economic and technological, SF hasn't done too badly.
My father's generation gave to my generation a land of wealth and purpose and world economic dominance.
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