Quotes tagged with 'economics'

Most of my money I spent on boats and women. The rest I pissed away.
—Skipper Bob economics sailing
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
—John Kenneth Galbraith economics
The great merit of gold is precisely that it is scarce; that its quantity is limited by nature; that it is costly to discover, to mine, and to process; and that it cannot be created by political fiat or caprice.
—Henry Hazlitt economics
Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it.
—Benjamin Lichtenberg economics government
There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.
—Ludwig Von Mises economics
Foreign aid goes from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries
—Rand Paul economics government
One thing is clear: The Founding Fathers never intended a nation where citizens would pay nearly half of everything they earn to the government.
—Ron Paul economics government
All depressions are caused by government interference and the cure is always offered to take more of the poison that caused the disaster. Depressions are not the result of a free economy.
—Ayn Rand economics
I’d take gold over any one of your s***coins, any day...
—Art S. economics gold
I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you have earned but 'not greed' to want to take someone else’s money.
—Thomas Sowell economics