'Economic Scientists'? (page 1 of 3)
by J.S. Larochelle, 2006
INTRODUCTION: On a daily basis the media publishes staggering amounts of 'news' concerning 'economics.' But if media pundits blamed 'themselves' for causing global systemic poverty, it would be a total waste of time and money buying media products concerning economics. (And for a number of very good reasons, media pundits can't blame their bosses.)
"I quote others only in order the better to express myself."
-- Michel de Montaigne
"You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas." -- Shirley Chisholm
"First and foremost, it is time that Canada became aggressive about 'lowering taxes' as a national priority." -- Stephen Harper, "How To Get Canada Back On Track," (Atlantic Institute for Market Studies Address, Sep. 20, 2002)
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"Question: Speaking of productivity, why do we always exempt the public sector?" -- Neil Reynolds, "Productivity is not just a private matter," The Globe and Mail, November 25, 2005
"The poor you always have with you, scripture tells us... But in this dynamic, prosperous nation, poverty has traditionally been a stage through which people pass on their way to joining the great middle class. And if one generation didn't get very far up the ladder, their ambitious, better educated children would." -- Vice President Dan Quayle, "Address to the Commonwealth Club of California," May 19, 1992
"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations." -- Winston Churchill
"Productivity is a tough sell... The do-nothing-about-it scenarios can get quite grim. How will Canada generate the revenues to fund its government services if its economy stalls...? -- The Globe and Mail, editorial, "Fixing Canada's productivity gap (1)," November 5, 2005
"According to Forbes magazine's annual ranking of the world's super-rich, emerging markets are producing billionaires at a furious clip -- as are emerging industries. | Canada's wealthiest individual, Kenneth Thomson, was ranked 9th on the list, with a personal worth of $19.6-billion (U.S.) But he was joined by an obscure, and controversial, up-and-comer from Saskatchewan who made his fortune in Internet gambling. | Forbes placed Calvin Ayre -- the son of Saskatchewan pig farmers who now lives in Costa Rica- on the cover of its issue, which hits the streets today, saying the founder of Bodog.com is worth $1 billion." -- Omar El Akkad, "22 Canadians on Forbes list," The Globe and Mail, 09/03/06
"This year, the combined wealth of Canada's richest hit a record high." -- Joe Chidley, "Canadian Business" magazine, ("Times are good--deal with it," "The 100 Wealthiest People in Canada," 2004/2005 edition)