Best Quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith (Top 10)

  1. The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
  2. The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
  3. Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
  4. The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
  5. More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
  6. All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
  7. Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
  8. Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
  9. The process by which banks create money is so simple that the mind is repelled.
  10. There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don't know, and those who don't know they don't know.

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