economics

A Quote by Nikolai Lenin on economics and war

The war is relentless: it puts the alternative in a ruthless relief: either to perish, or to catch up with the advanced countries and outdistance them, too, in economic matters.

Nikolai Lenin (1870 - 1924)

Source: The Impending Catastrophe and How to Fight It, 1917

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on authority, birth, civilization, economics, freedom, injustice, labor, life, limitations, order, time, and world

Every attempt, by whatever authority, to fix a maximum of productive labor by a given worker in a given time is an unjust restriction upon his freedom and a limitation of his right to make the most of himself in order that he may rise in the scale of the social and economic order in which he lives. The notion that all human beings born into this world enter at birth into a definite social and economic classification, in which classification they must remain permanently through life, is wholly false and fatal to a progressive civilization.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, choice, clarity, commitment, economics, goals, honesty, ideas, management, time, trouble, words, and writing

Time Management Tips: One can make a radar-like sweep of the horizon to identify time and task challenges while these are still manageable and while we still have a choice. The organizational adage, "the more parts, the more trouble," also applies to words. Multiplying words may actually multiply the probability of being misunderstood; economies in expression (without being taciturn or aloof) not only save time, but usually are more honest and more clear. Regarding writing down thoughts and ideas: often we never recover what came to us once and went unused. What is the wisest use I can make of this sliver of time? Commit rather explicitly to goals.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part,, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Mortimer Jerome Adler on certainty, conviction, earth, economics, effort, good, injustice, judgment, justice, life, men, and politics

The only standard we have for judging all of our social, economic, and political institutions and arrangements as just or unjust, as good or bad, as better or worse, derives from our conception of the good life for man on earth, and from our conviction that, given certain external conditions, it is possible for men to make good lives for themselves by their own efforts.

Mortimer Jerome Adler (1902 -)

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on depression, economics, government, privacy, and unemployment

The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

Source: Capitalism and Freedom, 1962

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A Quote by Milton Friedman on army, cooperation, direction, and economics

Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion - the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals - the technique of the marketplace.

Milton Friedman (1912 - 2006)

Source: Capitalism and Freedom, 1962

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A Quote by Marvin J. Ashton on appearance, economics, family, good, heart, prophets, and time

We ... tend to evaluate others on the basis of physical, outward appearance: their "good looks," their social status, their family pedigrees, their degrees, or their economic situations. The Lord, however, has a different standard by which he measures a person. When it came time to choose a king to replace King Saul, the Lord gave this criteria to his prophet Samuel: "Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; ... for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."

Marvin J. Ashton (1915 - 1994)

Source: Friend December, 1988, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Marty Allen on economics, study, and time

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.

Marty Allen

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A Quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. on circumstances, economics, and injustice

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary.

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)

Source: Strength to Love, 1963.

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A Quote by Martin L. Gross on disaster, economics, government, growth, history, jobs, manufacturing, money, people, time, and world

Government at all levels has emerged as our number one growth industry...for the first time in American history - even in the history of the Western industrialized world - there are more people working for government at all levels (18.7 million) than in manufacturing (18.1 million). Since manufacturing jobs make money while government jobs take money, this has become an equation for economic disaster.

Martin L. Gross

Source: A Call for Revolution, 1993

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