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The Economist Book of Business Quotations by Bill Ridgers

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“Economics

Mathematics brought rigor to Economics. Unfortunately, it also brought mortis.

Kenneth Boulding, economist (1910–93)

Economists are like computers. They need to have facts punched into them.

Kenneth Boulding

In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

Peter Drucker, management writer (1909–2005)

There are 1011 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it’s only 100 billion. It’s less than the national deficit. We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.

Richard Feynman, scientist (1918–88)

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they ...

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