Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt.
Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.
When an economist says the evidence is "mixed," he or she means that theory says one thing and data says the opposite.
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
In the long run we are all dead.
A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.
The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.
There's enough on this planet for everyone's needs but not for everyone's greed.
[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
Education is both a tool of social justice as well as a fundamental driver of economic development.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government.
Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible into the indifferent by the incompetent.
Most men love money and security more, and creation and construction less, as they get older.
For at least another hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to every one that fair is foul and foul is fair; for foul is useful and fair is not. Avarice and usury and precaution must be our gods for a little longer still.
We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder.
It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money.
The only thing worse than being exploited by capitalism is not being exploited by capitalism.
Too large a proportion of recent "mathematical" economics are mere concoctions, as imprecise as the initial assumptions they rest on, which allow the author to lose sight of the complexities and interdependencies of the real world in a maze of pretentious and unhelpful symbols.
The study of economics has been again and again led astray by the vain idea that economics must proceed according to the pattern of other sciences.
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