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John Kenneth Galbraith



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

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    Humor 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.

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    Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

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    Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

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    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.

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

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    More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.

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

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    Money differs from an automobile or mistress in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not.

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    There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.

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    There must be, most of all, an effective safety net [of] individual and family support for those who live on the lower edges of the system.

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