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"But a cardinal rule for economists studying government data--or any other data--is, Don't forget what you already know. We see the evidence of productivity from computers all around us." -- David R. Henderson ["research fellow with the Hoover Institution"], "The Productivity Revolution," Hoover Digest, 1998 no. 1 |
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"... rhetoric never won a revolution yet." -- Shirley Chisholm
"Yet for all the glamour and sizzle of e-business, companies must make far-reaching changes to benefit from the Net revolution. It's an echo of the productivity gains of the 1990s, and plenty of other 'revolutions' before those: You can't just set up a hot new system and expect the money and ideas to roll in. 'The bureaucracy is a bigger block than the technology,' says Edward W. Davis, a professor at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration." --By Jennifer Reingold and Marcia Stepanek, with Diane Brady, in New York,
"Why the Productivity Revolution Will Spread: The Net's revamping of old-line industry may save trillions," Business Week Online
"...encouragement to saving is advocated without attention to the fact that for most people encouraging saving is equivalent to discouraging consumption and reducing market demand, and a purchase by a consumer or a government is also income to vendors and suppliers... Equally fallacious are implications that what is possible or desirable for individuals one at a time will be equally possible or desirable for all who might wish to do so or for the economy as a whole." -- William Vickrey, "Fifteen Fatal Fallacies of Financial Fundamentalism" October 5, 1996
"Productivity may be a notion that only an economist could love. But Canada's serious productivity problems now compel at least respectful and immediate attention." -- The Globe and Mail, editorial, "Fixing Canada's productivity gap (2)," November 7, 2005
"The key is to create newer, more attractive products with smarter workers and better equipment. And that requires research." -- The Globe and Mail, editorial, "Fixing Canada's productivity gap (3)," November 8, 2005
"In essence, so much of growth hinges on the nurturing of people through education and training." -- The Globe and Mail, editorial, "Fixing Canada's productivity gap (4)," November 9, 2005
"Productivity, therefore, is an urgent issue for the political left, provided it is properly framed and understood. Alas, too many people on the left think of productivity as the worker' enemy, whereas, in long term, it can be their friend." -- Jeffrey Simpson, "You say prosperity, I say productivity," The Globe and Mail, op-ed page editorial, June 29, 2005
"Why do we do it? Why has FORBES invested so much in the most painstaking compilation of this genre ever undertaken? That question is often asked by those who're listed on the Forbes Four Hundred. But after face-to-face discussions with some of the Named, there's almost invariably understanding of the principal raison d'etre for The Forbes Four Hundred: What more dramatic indicator of the vitality of the free enterprise system can there be?" -- Malcolm S. Forbes, 1983, as quoted in 2005 edition of "Forbes 400: The Richest People in America," Oct. 10, 2005
"In other words, the feminist establishment has it exactly backwards. Western values and institutions aren't the problem. They're the answer. We should be doing our best to spread them. Capitalism and globalization have done more to empower oppressed women of the world than all the NGOs on Earth." -- Margaret Wente, "How the feminists betrayed feminism," The Globe and Mail, op-ed page editorial, March 7, 2006
From the Brainy Quote website: "When you blame others, you give up your power to change." -- Robert Anthony | "It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period." -- Bill O'Reilly | "If you give a person a fish, they'll fish for a day. But if you train a person to fish, they'll fish for a lifetime." -- Dan Quayle | "Start with the idea that you can't repeal the laws of economics. Even if they are inconvenient." -- Larry Summers |
"An IQ score is a better predictor of job productivity than a job interview, reference checks or college transcript." -- Richard J.
Herrnstein and Charles Murray, "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life," 1994