27 RESULTS FOR: John Kenneth Galbraith
Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
John Kenneth GalbraithPolitics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth GalbraithThe 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.
John Kenneth GalbraithPeople fo privilage will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
John Kenneth GalbraithChange comes not from men and women changing their minds, but from the change from one generation to the next.
John Kenneth GalbraithWealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
John Kenneth GalbraithThe conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
John Kenneth GalbraithOne of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth GalbraithNothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth GalbraithIn the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.
John Kenneth GalbraithWashington is a place where people praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations.
John Kenneth GalbraithIf all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
John Kenneth GalbraithFew people at the beginning of the ninteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
John Kenneth GalbraithIn economics, the majority is always wrong.
John Kenneth GalbraithA person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
John Kenneth GalbraithHumor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth GalbraithThe conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.
John Kenneth GalbraithTechnology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.
John Kenneth GalbraithThe salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth GalbraithUnder capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.
John Kenneth GalbraithLiberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
John Kenneth GalbraithIn any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
John Kenneth GalbraithWhere humor is concerned there are no standards - no one can say what is good or bad, although you can be sure that everyone will.
John Kenneth GalbraithEconomics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
John Kenneth GalbraithYou will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.
John Kenneth GalbraithIt is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
John Kenneth GalbraithMeetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
John Kenneth Galbraith