Funny economic quotes

by Wadsam | April 20, 2013 5:36 pm

economics funny[1]An economist is a surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living. ~ Nichloas Chamfort

Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. ~ Ronald Reagan

I’ve talked to you on a number of occasions about the economic problems our nation faces, and I am prepared to tell you it’s in a hell of a mess—we’re not connected to the press room yet, are we? ~ Ronald Reagan

Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt. ~ Alfred A. Knopf

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

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. ~ Sam Ewing

Ask five economists and you’ll get five different answers – six if one went to Harvard. ~ Edgar R. Fiedler

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today. ~ Laurence J. Peter

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