Quotation Explorer - 'Economists'

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. - George Bernard Shaw
Engineers do engineering, i.e. they build bridges. So engineering needs engineers. The economy does NOT need economists. Economists do not make economy, but they try it and that is why we have so much problems with some financial models. - Steve Keen
...capitalism is too important and complex a subject to be left to economists. Achieving a critical comprehension of it requires perspectives beyond those characteristic of modern economics. That is why this is a history not of economic ideas, but of ideas beyond the capitalist economy. - Jerry Z. Muller
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard. - Edgar Fiedler
If all the economists in the world were laid end to end, they wouldn't reach any conclusion. - George Bernard Shaw
The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead. Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us that when the storm is past the ocean is flat again. - John Maynard Keynes
If economists could manage to get themselves thought of as humble, competent people on a level with dentists, that would be splendid. - John Maynard Keynes
The American wage earner and the American housewife are a lot better economists than most economists care to admit. They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have. - Gerald R. Ford
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. - John Kenneth Galbraith
Economists are people who work with numbers but who don't have the personality to be accountants. - Unknown
We economists don't know much, but we do know how to create a shortage. If you want to create a shortage of tomatoes, for example, just pass a law that retailers can't sell tomatoes for more than two cents per pound. Instantly you'll have a tomato shortage. It's the same with oil or gas. - Milton Friedman
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters. - Jean-Paul Kauffmann
Funny how in a material world full of pundits and economists obsessed with assets and liabilities -personally, economically and globally - few speak about the greatest of all these…YOU. - Rasheed Ogunlaru
In my experience, economists rarely believe passionately in, or care passionately for, the free market. They are generally more concerned to reveal the market's imperfections, to further their own professional importance. - Terence Kealey
The economists have us well along the way of the greatest mass extinction event in human history. - Steven Magee
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists? - Kelvin Throop III
Give me a one-handed Economist. All my economists say 'on hand...', then 'but on the other... - Harry Truman
A good accountant is someone who told you yesterday what the economists forcast for tomorrow - Miles Thomas
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