Economists Quotes

Most popular economists quotes

Electricians, barbers, gardeners, surgeons, tango dancers, are experts. Not economists.

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An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
An economist's guess is liable to be just as good as anybody else's.

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If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers—six if one went to Harvard.

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The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.
Isn't it strange? The same people who laugh at Gypsy fortunetellers take economists seriously.
— The Cincinnati Enquirer
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen.
I don't think I've changed anyone's mind in 40 years. You basically don't change minds. Given that, I've turned to the strategy of corrupting the youth.

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