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    Target SME's and you target women because that is where they access the business sector.

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    That economics and finance are often covered as technical subjects, sort of boring subjects, and either you already know a lot about it and you follow it, or you don't know much about it and you don't want to know.

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    The analyses ... often become too competent to be comprehensible.

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    The 20th Century approach to economics, resource depletion and over-consumption means we boom and bust until we bust more than we boom; that is precisely what is happening. In a low growth economy, the true meaning of resource efficiency in business and in everything we do is essential

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    The barriers that renewables and efficiency face come less from our living in a capitalist market economy and more from not taking market economics seriously.

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    The best of all monopoly profits is a quiet life.

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    The best and most evolved technologies are those that do not destroy the very base on which we live

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    The budget should be balanced not by more taxes, but by reduction of follies.

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    The addability of the happiness of different subjects is a postulum without which all political reasonings are at a stand

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    The consequences for human welfare involved in questions about human capital spillovers are simply staggering. Once one starts to think about them, it's hard to think of anything else

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    The consequences for human welfare involved in questions like these are simply staggering: once one starts to think about them, it is hard to think about anything else.

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    The economics of the security world are all horribly, horribly nasty and are largely based on fear, intimidation and blackmail.

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    The companies only developed if the state did not intervene in the French fashion. If on the contrary a certain degree of economic freedom was the rule, capitalism moved in firmly and adapted itself to all administrative quirks and difficulties

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    The department of home economics was organized to train a woman in efficiency and to develop her outlook to life. Such a department is a necessity as a means of developing a society. It stands for the evolution of women's work and place.

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    The desire for economic prosperity is itself not culturally determined but almost universally shared

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    The desire to achieve grand utopian plans often poses a grave threat to freedom.

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    The division of labour was limited by the extent of the market

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    The economics profession went astray because economists, as a group, mistook beauty, clad in impressive-looking mathematics, for truth.

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    The economics of industrialized countries would collapse if women didn't do the work they do for free: According to economist Marilyn Waring, throughout the West it generates between 25 and 40 percent of the gross national product.

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    The engineer who counts cost as nothing as compared to the result, who holds himself above the consideration of dollars and cents, has missed his vocation.

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    The entire point of life is to find ways to get others to do your work for you. Don’t you know anything about basic economics?

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    The essential point to grasp is that in dealing with capitalism we are dealing with an evolutionary process

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    The existing world economic order constitutes a system of plundering and exploitation like no other in history.

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    The Federal Reserve and Congress have systematically taught the American people to trust the government and that caution in spending is harmful to the economy.

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    The fully planned economy, so far from being unpopular, is warmly regarded by those who know it best.

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    The Greens will continue to champion a fairer society rather than simply the economy and to champion the parliament rather than simply the stock exchange .

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    The economy of the future might be called the "spaceman economy," in which the earth has become a single spaceship, without unlimited reservoirs of anything.

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    The farmer and manufacturer can no more live without profit than the labourer without wages.

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    The federal budget deficit is the biggest single impediment to revitalizing the American economy.

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    The idea behind Reaganomics is this: a rising tide lifts all yachts.

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    The "human condition" is always to push forward for the better and economics is the study of that process.

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    The issue of economics is not something I've understood as well as I should. I've got Greenspan's book.

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    The lesson from behavioral economics is that people only save if it's automatic.

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    The inscrutability [of economics] is perhaps not unintentional. It gives endless employment to dialecticians who otherwise might become public charges or, at very worst, swindlers and tricksters.

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    the high cost of living isnt so bad if you dont have to pay for it

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    The linear, mechanistic view of the world which pervades orthodox economics is simply not capable of capturing the richness and complexity of the rhythms and fluctuations of developed economies.

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    The more propaganda . . . conservatives spread for capitalist economics while at the same time preaching collectivism morally and philosophically , the more nails they’ll drive into capitalism’s coffin.

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    The more these readjustments are delayed ... the longer the depression will have to last, and the longer complete recovery is postponed.

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    The monogram of our national initials, which is the symbol for our monetary unit, the dollar, is almost as frequently conjoined to the figures of an engineer's calculations as are the symbols indicating feet, minutes, pounds, or gallons. ... This statement, while true in regard to the work of all engineers, applies particularly to that of the mechanical engineer.

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    The one profession where you can gain great eminence without ever being right.

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    The Nobel Prize confers on an individual an authority which in economics no man ought to possess.

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    ...the institutional arrangement whereby most professional economists are heavily burdened with teaching and administrative duties may militate against a sufficient admixture of the more laborious forms of statistical and field work.

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    The only answer to the endless chains of why, why, why is that the alternatives died

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    The primary reason for a tariff is that it enables the exploitation of the domestic consumer by a process indistinguishable from sheer robbery.

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    The perennial gale of creative destruction

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    The problem isn't that people don't understand how good things are. It's that they know, from personal experience, that things really aren't that good.

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    The point of studying economics is so as not to be fooled by economists.

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    There can be no autonomous agent with unitary interests called 'society' that exerts causal influence. This is a logical impossibility

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    The reason we should do a carbon tax is because it's the right thing to do. It's economics 101, elementary stuff.

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    There can be economy only where there is efficiency.

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