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.
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
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.
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character building values of the privation of the poor.
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.
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.
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
John Kenneth Galbraith — quotes and aphorisms
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
In the United States, though power corrupts, the expectation of power paralyzes.
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.
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.