John Kenneth Galbraith

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

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A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.

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There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.

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The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

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In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong.

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The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.

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Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

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Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.

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The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.

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In economics, the majority is always wrong.

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John Kenneth Galbraith — quotes and aphorisms

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

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In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.

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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.

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Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

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Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

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