John Galbraith

1908 -

A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on character and value

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on majorities

In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.

John Galbraith (1908 -)

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on memory and politics

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.

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.

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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.

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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.

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on astrology and economics

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

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A Quote by John Kenneth Galbraith on beauty

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There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.

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