John Galbraith

John Galbraith

Canadian-American economist.
Even in such a time of madness as the late twenties, a great many man in Wall Street remained quite sane. But they also remained very quiet. The sense of responsibility in the financial community for the community as a whole is not small. It is nearly nil. Perhaps this is inherent. In a community where the primary concern is making money, one of the necessary rules is to live and let live. To speak out against madness may be to ruin those who have succumbed to it. So the wise in Wall Street are nearly always silent. ThMore John Galbraith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We talk of the enormous virtues of work, but it turns out that that is mostly for the poor. If you're rich enough or if you're a college professor, the virtue lies in leisure and the use you make of your leisure time.More John Galbraith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the U.S. is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems.More John Galbraith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Seaboard Air Line, which was thought by numerous innocents to provide a foothold in aviation, was another favorite, although, in fact, it was a railroad.More John Galbraith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.More John Galbraith quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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