Quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith

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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
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I am not quite sure what the advantage is in having a few more dollars to spend if the air is too dirty to breathe, the water too polluted to drink, the commuters are losing out in the struggle to get in and out of the city, the streets are filthy, and the schools so bad that the young perhaps wisely stay away, and the hoodlums roll citizens for some of the dollars they saved in the tax cut.
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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
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We now in the United States have more security guards for the rich than we have police services for the poor districts. If you're looking for personal security, far better to move to the suburbs than to pay taxes in New York.
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The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the U. S. is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems.
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It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
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Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
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We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.
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The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
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