Who Said It: Keynes, Hayek, Nietzsche, or the Pope?
By Christopher Witrak Jan 08, 2014 1:25 pm
Can you tell the difference between the Vicar of Christ and the author of "The Antichrist"?
Pope Francis, Nietzsche, Hayek, and Keynes Walk Into a Church...
1. "I have arrived at the conviction that the neglect by economists to discuss seriously what is really the crucial problem of our time is due to a certain timidity about soiling their hands by going from purely scientific questions into value questions."
2. "Debt and the accumulation of interest also make it difficult for countries to realize the potential of their own economies and keep citizens from enjoying their real purchasing power."
3. "Welfare projects, which meet certain urgent needs, should be considered merely temporary responses."
4. "True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving."
5. "That there is little hope of international order or lasting peace so long as every country is free to employ whatever measures it thinks desirable in its own immediate interest, however damaging they may be to others, needs little emphasis now."
6. "The sciences, pursued without any restraint and in a spirit of the blindest laissez-faire, are shattering and dissolving all firmly held belief; the educated classes and states are being swept along by a hugely contemptible money economy. The world has never been more worldly, never poorer in love and goodness. The educated classes are no longer lighthouses or refuges in the midst of this turmoil of secularization; they themselves grow daily more restless, thoughtless, and loveless."
7. "The day is not far off when the economic problem will take the back seat where it belongs, and the arena of the heart and the head will be occupied or reoccupied, by our real problems -- the problems of life and of human relations, of creation and behavior and religion."
8. "The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design."
9. "Nowadays the crudest and most evil forces, the egoism of the money-makers and the military despots, hold sway over almost everything on earth."
10. "We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the invisible hand of the market."
No positions in stocks mentioned.
Get The Minyanville
Daily Recap Newsletter
Daily Recap Newsletter