Quote of the day

May 3rd, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“The fact is that no compound growth is sustainable. If we maintain our desperate focus on growth, we will run out of everything and crash.”

Jeremy Grantham


Quote of the day

April 21st, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“Everything man has done during the last two hundred years or so puts him in the position of a fantastic spendthrift…. any use of natural resources for the satisfaction of nonvital needs means a smaller quantity of life in the future. If we understand the problem, the best use of our iron resources is to produce plows or harrows as they are needed, not Rolls Royces, not even agricultural tractors.”

Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen


Quote of the day

April 6th, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“Civilization has so cluttered this elemental man-earth relationship with gadgets and middlemen that awareness of it is growing dim. We fancy that industry supports us, forgetting what supports industry.”

Aldo Leopold


Quote of the day

March 24th, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“Things are in the saddle and ride mankind.”

Emerson


Quote of the day

March 19th, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

The curious mind embraces science; the gifted and sensitive, the arts; the practical, business; the leftover becomes an economist.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Kenneth Galbraith

February 22nd, 2011 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on for ever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.” – Kenneth Galbraith

Remember this next time the Hong Kong government talks about maintaining economic growth.


Quote of the day – Taleb

September 9th, 2010 atam Posted in Quote of the day No Comments »

“Being an economist is the least ethical profession, closer to charlatanism than any science.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan