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If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow. (Jan. 2000)More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People do not understand what a great revenue economy is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There can be economy only where there is efficiency.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everyone is always in favor of general economy and particular expenditure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street. When the Boys are in a good mood, the market thrives; when they get scared or sullen, it is time for each one of us to look into the retail apple business.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I hate this shallow Americanism which hopes to get rich by credit, to get knowledge by raps on midnight tables, to learn the economy of the mind by phrenology, or skill without study, or mastery without apprenticeship.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Few are sufficiently sensible of the importance of that economy in reading which selects, almost exclusively, the very first order of books. Why, except for some special reason, read an inferior book, at the very time you might be reading one of the highest order?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Unaware of the absurdity of it, we introduce our own petty household rules into the economy of the universe for which the life of generations, peoples, of entire planets, has no importance in relation to the general development.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
War has been the most convenient pseudo-solution for the problems of twentieth-century capitalism. It provides the incentives to modernization and technological revolution which the market and the pursuit of profit do only fitfully and by accident, it makes the unthinkable (such as votes for women and the abolition of unemployment) not merely thinkable but practicable. What is equally important, it can re-create communities of men and give a temporary sense to their lives by uniting them against foreigners and outsiders. This is an achievement beyond the power of the private enterprise economy when left to itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I learned more about the economy from one South Dakota dust storm that I did in all my years of college.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The economy depends about as much on economists as the weather does on weather forecasters.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no easy formula for determining right and wrong livelihood, but it is essential to keep the question alive. To return the sense of dignity and honor to manhood, we have to stop pretending that we can make a living at something that is trivial or destructive and still have sense of legitimate self-worth. A society in which vocation and job are separated for most people gradually creates an economy that is often devoid of spirit, one that frequently fills our pocketbooks at the cost of emptying our souls.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We have for the first time an economy based on a key resource [Information] that is not only renewable, but self-generating. Running out of it is not a problem, but drowning in it is.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The good news is more rate cuts are on the way. The bad news is the economy is weaker and that will put pressure on earnings.More [04/26/2007 12:04:00]
The people of West Virginia have made it clear that they will no longer tolerate a government that is out of step with the economy of this state.More [07/23/2007 12:07:00]
Max: First time in L.A.?
Vincent: No. Tell you the truth, whenever I'm here I can't wait to leave. It's too sprawled out, disconnected. You know? That's me. You like it?
Max: It's my home.
Vincent: 17 million people. This is got to be the fifth biggest economy in the world and nobody knows each other. I read about this guy who gets on the MTA here, dies.
Max: Oh.
Vincent: Six hours he's riding the subway before anybody notices his corpse doing laps around L.A., people on and off sitting next to him. Nobody notices.More [07/26/2007 12:07:00]
Jack Hall: Our climate is fragile. The ice caps are disappearing at a dangerous rate.
Vice President Becker: Dr. Hall, our economy is every bit as fragile as the environment. Perhaps you should keep that in mind before making sensationalist claims.
Jack Hall: Well, the last chunk of ice that broke off was the size of Rhode Island. A lot of folks would say that was pretty sensational.More [08/20/2007 12:08:00]
Defense Secretary Swenson: General Stark, are there any documents in New York that are absolutely essential to the running of the United States?
Gen. Stark: No sir. There are important documents but none absolutely essential.
Admiral Wilcox: Shouldn't some kind of warning be given? A lot of lives could be saved.
Defense Secretary Swenson: On this short notice a warning to a big city would do more harm than good. It only causes panic.
Admiral Wilcox: What about this?
[Wilcox tosses a newspaper onto the table, showing the First Lady in NYC, prominently featured on the main page. Swenson sees it, then gives the paper to General Stark]
Gen. Stark: Maybe... maybe he doesn't know his wife is there.
Defense Secretary Swenson: [shaking his head] He knows.
[Groeteschele finishes writing something onto some paper]
Prof. Groeteschele: Gentlemen, we are wasting time.
Prof. Groeteschele: [walking to the podium] I've been making a few rough calculations on the effect of two twenty megaton bombs dropped on New York City in the middle of a normal workday. I estimate the immediate dead at about three million. I include in that figure those buried beneath collapsed buildings. It would make no difference, Admiral Wilcox, whether they reached a shelter or not. They would die just the same. Add another million or two who will die within five weeks. Now our immediate problem will be the join one of fire control and excavation. Excavation not of the dead, the effort would be wasted. For even though there are no irreplaceable government documents in New York City, many of our largest corporations keep their records there. It will be necessary to... rescue as many of those records as we can. Our economy depends on this.
Prof. Groeteschele: [walking disgustedly back to his seat before noisily opening and closing his briefcase] Our economy depends on this.
[after closing briefcase at end of movie]
Prof. Groeteschele: And the Lord said, gentlemen, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."More [10/28/2007 12:10:00]
Tracey Burnham: Well nobody ever plans to end up in Vegas. You just do. Kinda sneaks up on you. But it is the fastest growing economy in the US, the economy is booming, business is growing, I'm up to my neck in paperwork. Oh, but frankly, it's not a whole lotta fun. Are you are whole lotta fun Alex?
Alex Whitman: Ah, Jeff said we might have some problems with our liquor license because of new zoning?
Tracey Burnham: Mmmm, I'll talk to the County Supervisor for you but if I were you I'd pay more attention to the ABC investigation. They're gonna ask you all kinds of personal questions. They'd like nothing more than to catch you with your pants down.More [11/15/2007 12:11:00]
And each of these perspectives comes to the same conclusion, which is that our global economy is out of control and performing contrary to basic principles of market economics.More [03/10/2008 12:03:00]
But we can also take the radical view that the test of an economy has to do with the extent to which it is providing everybody with a decent means of living.More [03/10/2008 12:03:00]
J. Algernon Hawthorne: I must say that if I had the grievous misfortune to be a citizen of this benighted country, I should be the most hesitant of offering any criticism whatever of any other.
J. Russell Finch: Wait a minute, are you knocking this country? Are you saying something against America?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Against it? I should be positively astounded to hear anything that could be said FOR it. Why the whole bloody place is the most unspeakable matriarchy in the whole history of civilization! Look at yourself! The way your wife and her strumpet of a mother push you through the hoop! As far as I can see, American men have been totally emasculated- they're like slaves! They die like flies from coronary thrombosis while their women sit under hairdryers eating chocolates & arranging for every 2nd Tuesday to be some sort of Mother's Day! And this infantile preoccupation with bosoms. In all time in this Godforsaken country, the one thing that has appalled me most of all this this prepostrous preoccupation with bosoms. Don't you realize they have become the dominant theme in American culture: in literature, advertising and all fields of entertainment and everything. I'll wager you anything you like that if American women stopped wearing brassieres, your whole national economy would collapse overnight.More [04/25/2008 12:04:00]
The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
There are no doubts that, the situation in the country today, indicates that there is much more work to do in the process of reforming the political economy and improving the quality of life of our people and communities.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
The economy of human time is the next advantage of machinery in manufactures.More [09/22/2008 12:09:00]
Senator Raymond Clark:
Ah, don't get your nanny up; you knew there'd be some dislocations. You can't gear a country's economy for war for 20 years, then suddenly slam on the brakes and expect the whole transition to go like grease through a goose. Hmph. Doesn't work out like that. And think how the whole psychology of the thing's been screwed up from the outset. We've been hating the Russians for a quarter of a century. Suddenly we sign a treaty that says in two months they're to dismantle their bombs, we're to dismantle ours, and we all ride to a peaceful glory. This country will probably live as if peace were just as big a threat as war.



President Jordan Lyman:
Dammit, Ray, we could've had our paradise. Yes, by God, we could've had full employment, whopping Gross National Product, nice cushy feeling that we've got a bomb for every one of theirs. But just as sure as God made the state of Georgia, there'd've come one day when they'd've blown us up, or we'd've blown them up. My doctor worries about my blood pressure. You know who that gentleman is down there with the black box. There are five of them... you know that one of them sits outside my bedroom at night? You know what he carries in that box: the codes. The codes by which I, Jordan Lyman, can give the orders sending us into a nuclear war. Instead of my blood pressure, Horace should worry about my sanity.

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Hobson:
Thrilling to meet you, Gloria.



Gloria:
Hi.



Hobson:
Yes... You obviously have a wonderful economy with words, Gloria. I look forward to your next syllable with great eagerness.

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John Reed:
All right, Miss Bryant, do you want an interview? Write this down. Are you naïve enough to think containing German militarism has anything to do with this war? Don't you understand that England and France own the world economy and Germany just wants a piece of it? Keep writing, Miss Bryant. Miss Bryant, can't you grasp that J. P. Morgan has loaned England and France a billion dollars? And if Germany wins, he won't get it back! More coffee? America'd be entering the war to protect J. P. Morgan's money. If he loses, we'll have a depression. So the real question is, why do we have an economy where the poor have to pay so the rich won't lose money?

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Dell:
Bruce Lee ain't dead you know. They got him frozen in carbonite down under Chatsworth. They're gonna melt him down as soon as the economy gets better.

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[Bond is dragged from a river onto a tour boat]



Woman on Tour Boat:
Are you with our group?



James Bond:
No, ma'am, I'm with the economy tour!

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Rose:
Why is Onslow reading the Financial Times?



Onslow:
I like to keep an eye on the economy. A bloke in my position has to wonder how long the country can afford him. If we don't get the economy right, people like me are gonna be in trouble!

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Dutch:
How do you know I'm working-class?



Doyle:
From your cheap shoes, to your ridiculous hairstyle, to your crude vocabulary, to my mother's taste in men, you scream it.



Dutch:
And is working-class bad.



Doyle:
If you want to get into a political discussion with me, I'll shred you. No, it's not bad. A solid economy needs hand workers.

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Lawrence Garfield:
[In response to Jorgy's speech] Amen. And amen. And amen. You have to forgive me. I'm not familiar with the local custom. Where I come from, you always say "Amen" after you hear a prayer. Because that's what you just heard - a prayer. Where I come from, that particular prayer is called "The Prayer for the Dead." You just heard The Prayer for the Dead, my fellow stockholders, and you didn't say, "Amen." This company is dead. I didn't kill it. Don't blame me. It was dead when I got here. It's too late for prayers. For even if the prayers were answered, and a miracle occurred, and the yen did this, and the dollar did that, and the infrastructure did the other thing, we would still be dead. You know why? Fiber optics. New technologies. Obsolescence. We're dead alright. We're just not broke. And you know the surest way to go broke? Keep getting an increasing share of a shrinking market. Down the tubes. Slow but sure. You know, at one time there must've been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I'll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company? You invested in a business and this business is dead. Let's have the intelligence, let's have the decency to sign the death certificate, collect the insurance, and invest in something with a future. "Ah, but we can't," goes the prayer. "We can't because we have responsibility, a responsibility to our employees, to our community. What will happen to them?" I got two words for that: Who cares? Care about them? Why? They didn't care about you. They sucked you dry. You have no responsibility to them. For the last ten years this company bled your money. Did this community ever say, "We know times are tough. We'll lower taxes, reduce water and sewer." Check it out: You're paying twice what you did ten years ago. And our devoted employees, who have taken no increases for the past three years, are still making twice what they made ten years ago; and our stock - one-sixth what it was ten years ago. Who cares? I'll tell you. Me. I'm not your best friend. I'm your only friend. I don't make anything? I'm making you money. And lest we forget, that's the only reason any of you became stockholders in the first place. You want to make money! You don't care if they manufacture wire and cable, fried chicken, or grow tangerines! You want to make money! I'm the only friend you've got. I'm making you money. Take the money. Invest it somewhere else. Maybe, maybe you'll get lucky and it'll be used productively. And if it is, you'll create new jobs and provide a service for the economy and, God forbid, even make a few bucks for yourselves. And if anybody asks, tell 'em ya gave at the plant. And by the way, it pleases me that I am called "Larry the Liquidator." You know why, fellow stockholders? Because at my funeral, you'll leave with a smile on your face and a few bucks in your pocket. Now that's a funeral worth having!

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Jon Stewart:
As you know, we cater to a pretty young audience, how does your message relate to young people?



Howard Dean:
I think young people are interested in the environment and the economy because...



Jon Stewart:
I'm sorry, I think we're speaking to a younger audience.



Howard Dean:
Young people are interested in green grass, and not spending more money...



Jon Stewart:
I think we need to go younger.



Howard Dean:
OK... Cleanliness, and...



Jon Stewart:
You know what, maybe you could just jangle your keys for a while.

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President Bush:
Americans do not have to choose between a strong economy and a clean environment.



Jon Stewart:
You'll get neither and like it!

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Nick Beam:
The point is that, even if you wanted to rob a place, there are smarter ways to do it!



T. Paul:
Enlighten me.



Nick Beam:
A mask. Wear a mask. You see, the police have this thing called "a lineup", and if anybody recognizes you, YOU GO TO JAIL! Or how's this for a novel idea? Case the place first. Find out if there's a security camera, or a hidden alarm. Then again, why even rob a convenience store? How much money could you possibly get? Two, three hundred dollars? You're set for two days, wow!



T. Paul:
What do you know, lanky?



Nick Beam:
I know you go for the big score. One robbery, you're set.



T. Paul:
News flash, big slim: people with big money, they protect it!



Nick Beam:
So you do a little research. Take Quality Design Group, where I work. My boss keeps a ton of cash in his vault. At night there's only two guards, and a personal security system. And in this case, I even happen to know the code! But even if I didn't, I...


[stops and stares]



T. Paul:
What? I got a booger in my nose?



Nick Beam:
[imitating Phillip] "Diversify! You can't trust banks, Nick. The whole economy could crumble at any second." That bastard's so heavily leveraged it would wipe him out.



T. Paul:
What, am I hearing you right? Mr. High-and-Mighty's gonna rob his boss? You hear that, gila monsters? Old Nick Beam here's gonna rob his boss! I say, do you hear that, gila monsters? You know what, Nick? Your wife really messed your head up bad, man.

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[on buying an economy car during the oil crisis]



Red Forman:
The last time I was that close to a Japanese machine, it was shooting at me.

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American:
I'm a Political Economy student here at Princeton, and I want to say congratulations to Prime Minister Tim Horton on getting his double-double.

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Jimmy Kimmel:
When Drew Carey recovered from emergency angioplasty last month, comedy was dealt a near-fatal blow. You know Drew from his ABC shitcom "The Drew Carey Show", where he plays 'Mimi', and from "Whose Line is it Anyway?", where he pretends to laugh at guys pretending to improvise.



Jimmy Kimmel:
But unlike a lot of people, Drew Carey does his part for the American economy - keeping thousands of young prostitutes gainfully employed. By the way, Cleveland sucks! Your football team is the color of shit! Drew Carey, everybody!

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People are only mean when they're threatened, and that's what our culture does. That's what our economy does.More [08/17/2010 12:08:00]
I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.More [07/01/2011 08:07:30]
Now, anybody who thinks that we can move this economy forward with just a few folks at the top doing well, hoping that it's going to trickle down to working people who are running faster and faster just to keep up, you'll never see it.More [07/01/2011 08:07:42]
We are beginning a new era in our government. I cannot too strongly urge the necessity of a rigid economy and an inflexible determination not to enlarge the income beyond the real necessities of the government.More [07/07/2011 10:07:18]
Women are the engine driving the growth in California's economy. Women make California's economy unique.More [07/07/2011 02:07:41]
It's a disgrace that we have millions of people who are uninsured, but at the same time too - in the eyes of the American people, in my judgment, it looked as if that somehow become more important than the main attack which was to fix the economy and get the Americans working again.More [07/09/2011 04:07:16]
Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance.More [07/11/2011 03:07:00]
I believe that we must understand the economy of the situation.More [07/15/2011 05:07:11]
One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.More [07/16/2011 04:07:44]
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics.More [07/16/2011 04:07:32]
If we had a hydrogen economy worldwide, every nation on earth could create its own energy source to support its economy, and the threat of war over diminishing resources would just evaporate.More [07/18/2011 05:07:27]
We don't have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.More [07/18/2011 05:07:02]
We should be able to support our own economy within our own borders.More [07/18/2011 05:07:09]
Because what happens is, as the economy suffers, tax revenues go down. But unlike businesses, where at least your variable costs go down, in government your variable costs go up: unemployment insurance, workmen's compensation, health care benefits, welfare, you name it.More [07/19/2011 03:07:18]
You know, I think, people of all stripes in California, Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, frankly, as I have traveled the state, the number one issue is jobs. And they are looking for which candidate can get the economy back on track.More [07/19/2011 03:07:05]
Instead of saying that globalization is a fact, that it's inevitable, we've also got to demonstrate that while the growing interdependence of the world economy is indeed a fact, it's not uncontrollable.More [07/21/2011 02:07:20]
You marvel at the economy and this choice of words. How many ways can you describe the sky and the moon? After Sylvia Plath, what can you say?More [07/26/2011 04:07:12]
Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.More [08/03/2011 12:08:00]

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