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  • There is a kind of a cascading chain, ... If one can't sell, then that business doesn't buy and that means the next business doesn't sell, and the previous business doesn't sell, and so on.

    Mean   Next   Kind  
  • Public opinion is presumptively an input to policy formation in a democracy because politicians respond to it or at least are believed to respond [to it].

  • And the maestro surely wielded the chairman's baton with extraordinary skill. His stellar record suggests that the only right answer to the age-old question of whether it is better to be lucky or good may be: both.

    Skills   Age   Lucky  
  • If you try to give an on-the-one-hand-or-the-other- hand answer, only one of the hands tends to get quoted.

    Hands   Giving   Trying  
  • Life is not a multiple choice test, it's an open-book essay exam.

  • In the classic old business cycle, there would be a diminution in sales; it would take a little while for this information to reach corporate headquarters. And there would be an inventory pileup. And then - bam - businesses would react, sometimes violently, by cutting production.

  • 'Murphys law of economic policy': Economists have the least influence on policy where they know the most and are most agreed; they have the most influence on policy where they know the least and disagree most vehemently.

    "New ball game, same old team" by Faisal Islam, www.theguardian.com. March 6, 2004.
  • The last duty of a central banker is to tell the public the truth.

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Alan Blinder

  • Born: October 14, 1945
  • Occupation: Economist