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According to the Bank of England the economy is growing too fast so interest rates must rise to counter the supposed inflationary threat. In lay terms, I interpret this to mean that people are working much harder, causing economic growth, and they're in danger of spending their money, which is what the recession-hit shops want them to do. But the Bank and the City seem to think this is wrong, and that if people work harder they should be punished by having their mortgages increased.
~ Harry Enfield - [Economy and Economics]

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Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanationsÓ six if one went to Harvard.
~ Edgar R. Fiedler - [Economy and Economics]

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Be thrifty, but not covetous.
~ George Herbert - [Economy and Economics]

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Commerce changes the fate and genius of nations.
~ Thomas Gray - [Economy and Economics]

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Commerce is a game of skill which everyone cannot play and few can play well.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson - [Economy and Economics]

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Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. The inherent difficulties of the subject would be great enough in any case, but they are multiplied a thousandfold by a factor that is insignificant in , say, physics, mathematics, or medicine -- the special pleading of selfish interests.
~ Henry Hazlitt - [Economy and Economics]

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Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.
~ Sir Anthony Eden - [Economy and Economics]

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Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?
~ John W. Foster - [Economy and Economics]

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First rule of Economics 101: our desires are insatiable. Second rule: we can stomach only three Big Macs at a time.
~ Doug Horton - [Economy and Economics]

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For economist the real world is often a special case.
~ Edgar R. Fiedler - [Economy and Economics]

 

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