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Economist Quotes

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Any reasonable economist will tell you that it's nearly impossible to isolate the impact of right-to-work laws on a state's job growth. A multitude of other factors intervene. However, one thing the numbers can show is that right-to-work laws have a negative effect on the wages of workers in that state.Eliot Spitzer

The economist John Maynard Keynes said that in the long run, we are all dead. If he were around today he might say that, in the long run, we are all on Social Security and Medicare.Ben Bernanke

You do not have to be an economist to know that putting up the cost of employing someone is a pretty barking thing to do when you're trying to get out of a recession.David Cameron

I read 'Time', 'Newsweek' and 'The Economist'.Nelson DeMille

I love magazines. I always read 'Time,' 'Newsweek' and 'The Economist.' When I get my hair cut, French 'Vogue,' French 'Elle,' 'Paris Match' - I read them all in 10 minutes.Janine di Giovanni

For economist the real world is often a special case.Edgar R. Fiedler

A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.R. Buckminster Fuller

I need something to fall back on if fame doesn't work. I'll have to become an economist or something.Nolan Gould

Economists have allowed themselves to walk into a trap where we say we can forecast, but no serious economist thinks we can. You don't expect dentists to be able to forecast how many teeth you'll have when you're 80. You expect them to give good advice and fix problems.Tim Harford

As an economist, I'm aware that life is full of trade offs.Peter Blair Henry

I think that whether you're on the right or on the left as an economist or as a policy maker, every serious analyst I know agrees that at some point you have to deal with entitlements.Peter Blair Henry

My colleague Bill Keegan has written a very short book ('Saving the World?') on an unlikely topic - he is the first economist to try to rehabilitate Gordon Brown.Simon Hoggart

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.Alfred A. Knopf

My mother died of lung cancer last year. I felt helpless. As an economist, I thought, 'What can I do?'Andrew Lo

There is nothing an economist should fear so much as applause.Herbert Marshall

I don't imagine Heads of Government would ever be able to say I'm not an economist therefore I can't take decisions on matters of the economy; I'm not a soldier I can't take decisions on matters of defence; I'm not an educationist so I can't take decisions about education.Thabo Mbeki

I'm no economist. I don't even play one on TV. I'm just a husband, a father, a taxpayer.Mark McKinnon

I am a woman, I am a housewife, I am a government official, I've been twice a government secretary, I've been leader of a parliamentary group, I am an economist.Josefina Vazquez Mota

I'm not an economist and we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good.Rupert Murdoch

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three years of continuous reading, and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced that I should become an economist.Douglass North