The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.
Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BC-65) Roman philosopher and playwright.
In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) American poet, critic and intellectual.
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) Thirty-second President of the USA.
Men cannot not live by exchanging articles, but producing them. They live by work not trade.
John Ruskin (1819-1900) English art critic.
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.
In economics, hope and faith coexist with great scientific pretension and also a deep desire for respectability.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2007) Canadian-American economist.
If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.
Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA
Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) English poet.