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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
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Economics is the study of the value and meaning of J.K. Galbraith.
-- Mike Harding, "The Armchair Anarchist's Almanac"
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Economies of scale:
The notion that bigger is better. In particular, that if you want
a certain amount of computer power, it is much better to buy one
biggie than a bunch of smallies. Accepted as an article of faith
by people who love big machines and all that complexity. Rejected
as an article of faith by those who love small machines and all
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Someone who's good with figures, but doesn't have enough
personality to become an accountant.
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Economists can certainly disappoint you. One said that the economy would
turn up by the last quarter. Well, I'm down to mine and it hasn't.
-- Robert Orben
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Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of a
percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor.
-- Edgar R. Fiedler
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Editing is a rewording activity.
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Education and religion are two things not regulated by supply and
demand. The less of either the people have, the less they want.
-- Charlotte Observer, 1897
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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to
time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
-- Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist"
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Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
-- Daniel J. Boorstin