„The world would not be in such a snarl, had Marx been Groucho instead of Karl.“

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Irving Berlin
compositor estadounidense 1888 - 1989

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„The worst that Marx had claimed was that the system would destroy itself; what Hobson suggested was that it might destroy the world.“

—  Robert L. Heilbroner American historian and economist 1919 - 2005
Context: The book was called Imperialism; it was a devastating volume. For here was the most important and searing criticism which had ever been levied against the profit system. The worst that Marx had claimed was that the system would destroy itself; what Hobson suggested was that it might destroy the world. He saw the process of imperialism as a relentless and restless tendency of capitalism to rescue itself from a self-imposed dilemma, a tendency that necessarily involved foreign commercial conquest and that thereby inescapably involved a constant risk of war. No more profound moral indictment of capitalism had ever been posed. Chapter VII, The Underworld of Economics, p. 188

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„A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end.“

—  Robert Graves English poet and novelist 1895 - 1985
The Paris Review, "Writers at Work: 4th series," interview with Peter Buckman and William Fifield (1969).

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„The world probably would have been much better off had macroeconomics never been devised.“

—  Robert Higgs economist 1944
Context: The world probably would have been much better off had macroeconomics never been devised. Although I have in mind Keynesian macroeconomics above all, I include other types of macro models as well. I even include, somewhat reluctantly, the whole quantity theory approach descended from David Hume to the Friedmanites, now known as monetarism. … In short, among its many other deficiencies, as spelled out by Mises and his followers, monetarism’s most fundamental flaw is identical to the most fundamental flaw of Keynesian, Post-Keynesian, New Classical, and other theories advanced by macroeconomists during the past seventy or eighty years: not only does the theory leave out critical variables, but it is too simple, being expressed in huge, all-encompassing aggregates that conceal the real economic action taking place within the economic order. " Is Macroeconomics Really Economics? http://blog.independent.org/2013/08/14/is-macroeconomics-really-economics/," The Beacon (Independent Institute, 14 August 2014).

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„If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.“

—  Heinrich Heine German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic 1797 - 1856
As quoted in The Medical Record No. 674 (6 October 1883); also in And I Quote : The Definitive Collection of Quotes, Sayings, and Jokes for the Contemporary Speechmaker (1992) by Ashton Applewhite, Tripp Evans and Andrew Frothingham, p. 447

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„If nature had been allowed to go on in its own way, everybody would have become a unique flower. Why should there be only roses in this world?“

—  U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Context: I have one thing against medical technology. You see, the very desire to understand the human being is to control him — that is why I am not quite in sympathy. The day you control the endocrine glands, you will change the personality of man; you won't need any brainwashing. Brainwashing is a very elaborate process. If nature had been allowed to go on in its own way, everybody would have become a unique flower. Why should there be only roses in this world? What for? A grass flower or a dandelion flower has as much beauty, as much importance in the scheme of things. Why should there be only jasmine flowers, roses, or some other flower? So, the possibility is there of a change taking place which is sudden, not progressive. It has to happen in a very sudden and explosive way to break the whole thing. Part 4: Betwixt Bewilderment and Understanding

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