Reflections on Political Economy, Philosophy, & Science
This is a hilarious parody. Brilliant. I laughed out loud. A lot.
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"Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back."
-- John Maynard Keynes
[cf. Paul Babiak & Robert Hare, Snakes in Suits;
Joel Bakan, The [Psychopathic] Corporation;
David Owen, In Sickness & In Power, The Hubris Syndrome]
"For Keynes, the government had to be prepared to act as the spender of last resort, just as the central bank acted as the lender of last resort."
-- Sylvia Nasar
"The emancipation of belief is the most formidable of the tasks of reform, the one on which all else depends."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you think you heard is not what I meant."
-- Alan Greenspan
"Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made."
-- Kant (Idea for a General History with a Cosmopolitan Purpose (1784), Proposition 6)
"Those are my principles and if you don't like them, well, I have others."
-- Groucho Marx
"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
"Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leadeth to destruction."
-- Matthew 7:13
"Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats."
-- Howard H. Aiken