Quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.


It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.


Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.


Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.


The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.


The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.


The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.


Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.


You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.