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Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.
- J. K. Galbraith | Advertising Quotes
Washington is a place where men praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations.
- J. K. Galbraith | America and Americans Quotes
People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
- J. K. Galbraith | Capitalism Quotes
In economics, the majority is always wrong.
- J. K. Galbraith | Capitalism Quotes
In all modern depressions, recessions, or growth-correction, as variously they are called, we never miss the goods that are not produced. We miss only the opportunities for the labour - for the jobs - that are not provided.
- J. K. Galbraith | Capitalism Quotes
I was brought up in southwestern Ontario where we were taught that Canadian patriotism should not withstand anything more than a five-dollar-a-month wage differential. Anything more than that and you went to Detroit.
- J. K. Galbraith | Canada and Canadians Quotes
A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.
- J. K. Galbraith | Enjoyment and Pleasure Quotes
More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- J. K. Galbraith | Food Quotes
No intelligence system can predict what a government will do if it doesn't know itself.
- J. K. Galbraith | Government and Rule Quotes
Humour is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.
- J. K. Galbraith | Humour and Humorists Quotes
If a man didn't make sense, the Scotch felt it was misplaced politeness to try to keep him from knowing it. Better that he be aware of his reputation, for this would encourage reticence which goes well with stupidity.
- J. K. Galbraith | Politeness and Manners Quotes
The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.
- J. K. Galbraith | Poverty Quotes
Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.
- J. K. Galbraith | Science and Technology Quotes
The more underdeveloped the country, the more overdeveloped the women.
- J. K. Galbraith | Women Quotes


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