John Galbraith

1908 -

A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on mind, choice, and change

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on anxiety, leadership, people, and time

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.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on automobiles and money

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on action, desires, interest, politics, reflection, and remedies

Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on wealth

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Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on choice, mind, needs, and proof

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

Source: Galbraith's law

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on conservatism, exercise, philosophy, selfishness, and superiority

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.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on conventionality, jobs, pain, and thinking

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

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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