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John Kenneth Galbraith

1908 -
Economist, author

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.

1961 - quoted in TIME Magazine
Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

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

The liberal ... is better at inventing reforms than in insuring that they are well and honestly administered.

In economics, the majority is always wrong.

1968 - quoted in the Saturday Evening Post
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

The only way to get away from the influence of the American economy would be to float our half of the continent off somewhere else.

It is now widely believed that God is a conservative.

quoted in Columbo's New Canadian Quotations by John Robert Columbo