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The new sound-sphere is global. It ripples at great speed across languages, ideologies, frontiers and races. The economics of this musical Esperanto is staggering. Rock and pop breed concentric worlds of fashion, setting and life-style. Popular music has brought with it sociologies of private and public manner, of group solidarity. The politics of Eden come loud.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me a one-handed economist! All my economics say, On the one hand on the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jenny Curran: Have you ever been with a girl, Forrest?
Forrest Gump: I sit next to them in my Home Economics class all the time.More [09/08/2005 12:09:00]
Well, for a nine year old kid to be able to earn $110 in one day compared to $10 for a paper round, the economics were even obvious to a ten year old.More [05/22/2006 12:05:00]
“It's possible, if the economics are right, ... When you build a great franchise it can be a lot of fun.”More [10/26/2006 12:10:00]
Raoul Duke: Well? What are your plans?
Dr. Gonzo: Plans?
Raoul Duke: The child in the bedroom.
Dr. Gonzo: Oh, Lucy. I met her on the plane. Yeah, she's a religious freak. I gave her a cap before I realized... Jesus, she's never even had a drink before.
Raoul Duke: Well... It'll probably work out. We can keep her loaded and peddle her ass at the drug convention. Yeah. She's perfect for this gig. These cops will go fifty bucks a head to beat her into submission and then gang fuck her. We can set her up in one of these back street motels, hang pictures of Jesus all over the room, then turn these fucking pigs loose on her. Hell, she's strong, man. She'll hold her own.
Dr. Gonzo: Jesus Christ. I knew you were sick but I never expected to hear you actually say that kind of stuff, you filthy bastard.
Raoul Duke: Straight economics man. This girl is a God-send. Shit, she can make us a grand a day.
Dr. Gonzo: That's ugly, man. Stop talking like that.
Raoul Duke: I figure she can do about four at a time. If we keep her full of acid that's more like two grand a day. Maybe three.
Dr. Gonzo: Hold on, man. What if I just jump you and beat the dog shit out of you? Would that make you feel better? You filthy bastard.
Raoul Duke: Alright listen to me. In a few hours, she'll probably be sane enough to work herself into some kind of towering Jesus-based rage at the hazy recollection of being seduced by some kind of cruel Samoan who fed her liquor and LSD, dragged her to a Vegas hotel room and then savagely penetrated every orifice in her little body with his throbbing, uncircumcised member.
Dr. Gonzo: That's so ugly, man!
Raoul Duke: Fuck. Truth hurts.
Dr. Gonzo: That's, argh! Argh! That's argh! Argh! That's argh!
Raoul Duke: Argh! Well, you'll go straight to the gas chamber for this one. And even if you manage to beat that, they'll still send you back to Nevada for rape and consensual sodomy. She's got to go.
Dr. Gonzo: Shit. It doesn't pay to try to help someone these days.More [06/12/2007 12:06:00]
History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.More [07/04/2007 12:07:00]
Actually I find the economic perspective the most interesting, because it attacks economics on its own grounds.More [03/10/2008 12:03:00]
And religion causes most of the problems, war, and economics of course, and study your history or you're going to repeat it; and if you're burning a Harry Potter book you need some serious counseling, you don't get it, you're missing the whole point.More [05/18/2008 12:05:00]
Alberta Marlow:
We were discussing Philippine economics when we were so rudely interrupted.

Dr. Lorenz:
My own field! Miss Marlowe was kind enough to listen to me.

Rick Leland:
They're going to be free in 1946, aren't they?

Dr. Lorenz:
They are - provided America does not insist on fighting a war with Japan. It's my opinion that that contingency is going to keep the Philippines from being free.

Alberta Marlow:
Won't Japan gobble them up?

Rick Leland:
No offense, but Japan or Canada or anybody else can have the Philippines as far as I'm concerned. It's hot in Manila!

Dr. Lorenz:
Might even be hotter before long.

Alberta Marlow:
Hot enough to go around in shorts?

Rick Leland:
Ah, there's a Canadian for you! Let them take their clothes off, and they're happy.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
College boy in gray sweater:
That your sickle?

Charlie Rogers:
Gotta stop reading those hot-rod magazines buddie, sickles are out - it's either a bike or a motorcycle.

College boy in suit and tie:
Made in Japan huh.

Charlie Rogers:
That's right, made in Japan.

College boy in suit and tie:
What's the matter, American sickles not good enough for you?

Charlie Rogers:
You don't dig world trade buddy after all the economics they've tried to shove into you.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
SEN 5241:
You know, when I was at school, it was all very different. We used to stay in bed all the time. Combined primary economics... Combined primary economics was a bottle about this big.

[holds hands two feet apart]

SEN 5241:
Took a week.


More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Thornton Melon:
When's our first class?

Jason Melon:
Uh, we got Economics tomorrow at 11 o'clock.

Thornton Melon:
11 o'clock? No good. I got a massage 11 o'clock. Tell 'em to make it 2 o'clock.

Jason Melon:
No, dad. Uh, you don't get it. They're not gonna re-schedule the classes around your massage.

Thornton Melon:
All right, 11 o'clock, but I'm gonna talk to that Dean. I mean, these classes could be a REAL inconvenience.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I was thinking about taking a home economics class so I can learn how to cook

What for? I can teach you how to cook.

That's okay mom.

Look why not?

Remember when you tried to teach me how to sew? You made me so nervous that I had to go to the hospital to get the thimble taken off.

I guess it wouldn't hurt to take a home economics class.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
Casey Noland:
I have to meet with the school psychiatrist.

Vince Grimaldi:
Ms. Lindon? What in the hell for?

Casey Noland:
Well, they say that I don't have enough direction in my life.

Vince Grimaldi:
Casey... What you need in your life is more disicplne, I think you know that. The kind of discipline that can only be found here in gymnasium class. Casey, if you allow this class to be something in your life, it can be a warm, nurturing embracing nest, like chickens have in a hen house. Know what I mean?

Casey Noland:
[Confused] I'm gonna go. I'm gonna be late for Ms. Lindon.

Vince Grimaldi:
Another thing, if I find out it was you that put those bumper stickers on my van, I'm gonna squash your nuts into oblivion. And tell those boys from Home Economics to stop calling my house.

More [06/16/2016 01:06:42]
I got politics and economics moving and then others took overMore [07/16/2011 04:07:29]
As an economics undergraduate, I also worked on a part-time basis in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for a company that was advising customers about portfolio decisions, writing reports.More [07/27/2011 11:07:00]
But my shift to the serious study of economics gradually weakened my belief in Major Douglas's A+B theorem, which was replaced in my thought by the expression MV = PT.More [07/28/2011 04:07:42]
From 1931 to 1937, I was a Fellow and Lecturer in Economics at Hertford College, Oxford.More [07/28/2011 04:07:49]
The completion of my undergraduate training at the University of California (Berkeley) provided just the needed touches of rigor at advanced levels in both economics and mathematics.More [08/05/2011 12:08:27]
I was an economics major in college, and every summer after school, I would drive my car from California, from Claremont men's college at the time, to New York. And I worked on Wall Street.More [08/05/2011 04:08:09]
It seems to me that socialists today can preserve their position in academic economics merely by the pretense that the differences are entirely moral questions about which science cannot decide.More [08/14/2011 01:08:55]
The art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.More [08/14/2011 02:08:51]
I was about to get a degree in economics when I accepted that I'd be a lousy businessman, and if I didn't give acting a try I'd regret it for the rest of my life.More [08/15/2011 06:08:46]
Too many people think that economics is this subject that should wait until the university level. But it can't wait that long.More [09/25/2011 12:09:20]
To say economics is broken is really to say, `Well, we had some people who were doing stuff that’s right on point to what happened, and we had other people who were not, and the ones who were not happened to have more swayMore [10/06/2011 03:10:23]
We aim in the domain of politics at republicanism; in the domain of economics at socialism; in the domain of what is today called religion, at atheism.More [10/12/2011 09:10:24]
My mother is an office manager, my father a professor of economics and financial planner.
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Behavioral economics has a lot of lessons for our daily lives.More [11/01/2011 09:11:43]
After graduating in engineering I went to the University of Kansas to get an MA in economics as a vehicle for allowing me to decide if I wanted to continue in economics.More [11/15/2011 04:11:54]
The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.More [11/17/2011 09:11:07]
As I noted in my Nobel lecture, an early insight in my work on the economics of information concerned the problem of appropriability - the difficulty that those who pay for information have in getting returns.More [11/21/2011 01:11:42]
I knew what a Roth IRA was at 17. I learned about it in economics class. My generation is much more realistic. We were in college when we saw the whole dot-com bust.More [01/22/2012 01:01:41]
No one is going to convince me that if a bunch of white faces had been paraded out there, that the results of this would not have been different. Certainly, the issue of economics and race played a factor in this. When it comes down to it, there is an us and them. And I don't know how to change that.More [02/01/2012 04:02:29]
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.More [03/20/2012 06:03:50]
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras has decided to name Athens University economics professor ... Yannis Stournaras as finance minister.More [07/08/2012 09:07:38]
The breakdown of the black community, in order to maintain slavery, began with the breakdown of the black family. Men and women were not legally allowed to get married because you couldn't have that kind of love. It might get in the way of the economics of slavery. Your children could be taken from you and literally sold down the river.More [01/07/2013 05:01:59]
The economics profession in general is paying more attention to the cost of lives cut short or curtailed by injury and illness. The whole tobacco issue has encouraged this research.More [07/08/2013 09:07:52]
Survival, in the cool economics of biology, means simply the persistence of one's own genes in the generations to follow.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Now that virtually every career is an option for ambitious girls, it can no longer be considered regressive or reactionary to reintroduce discussion of marriage and motherhood to primary education. We certainly do not want to return to the simplistic duality of home economics classes for girls and wood shop for boys.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Economists treat economics as if it is a pure science divorced from the facts of life. The result of this false accountancy is a willful confusion under cover of which industry wreaks its havoc scot-free and ignores the environmental cost.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
But beginners to the World Economics Forum have to understand there is no single Davos experience, and there is no single Davos community either. There are numerous tribes who interact only at a minimal level.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
While everyone else is thinking about economics and politics, executive salaries and the future of the euro, do the opposite, even if it's hard. Invest in the spirit.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the jewels in the crown of Labour's time in office was the rescue of the National Health Service. As the Commonwealth Fund, the London School of Economics and the Nuffield Foundation have all shown, health reforms as well as additional investment were essential to improved outcomes, especially for poorer patients.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you're constantly putting yourself in an environment where you're checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don't really have a day off.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
One of the things I've always liked about my husband is he's very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on, he decided to go into economics, so he's very analytical and mathematical in addition to his artsy side.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We've switched from a culture that was interested in manufacturing, economics, politics - trying to play a serious part in the world - to a culture that's really entertainment-based.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Where there is politics or economics, there is no morality.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Whether one believes or not, religion is as real a force in the life of the world as economics or politics, and it demands fair-minded attention. Even if you think the entire religious enterprise is at best misguided and at worst counterproductive, it remains vital, inspiring great good and, sometimes, great evil.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Economics, politics, and personalities are often inseparable.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Look at the declining television coverage. Look at the declining voting rate. Economics and economic news is what moves the country now, not politics.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
American influence in the world is certainly considerable, but the United States does not control, directly or indirectly, the politics and economics of other societies, as empires have always done, save for a few special cases that turn out to be the exceptions that prove the rule.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I learned a good deal about economics, and about America, from the author of the Reagan tax reforms - the great Jack Kemp. What gave Jack that incredible enthusiasm was his belief in the possibilities of free people, in the power of free enterprise and strong communities to overcome poverty and despair. We need that same optimism right now.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Economics has never been a science - and it is even less now than a few years ago.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Much of what Tea Party candidates claimed about the world and the global economy during the 2010 elections would have earned their adherents a well-deserved F in any freshman economics (or earth science) class.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
First, I think the science of monetary economics has clearly gotten better.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he's a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn't worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn't worry about foreign policy. He doesn't talk about civil liberties, so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
In ecology, as in economics, TANSTAAFL(There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch) is intended to warn that every gain is won at some cost. Failure to recognize the 'no free lunch' law causes the buffalo hunter mentality syndrome the unthinking assumption that there will always be plenty because there always has been plenty.More [03/12/2018 02:03:32]

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