Posts Tagged ‘Keynes’

Kapitalismen

fredag, april 9th, 2010

“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.»

John Maynard Keynes

«Fear the Boom and Bust» a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

lørdag, januar 30th, 2010

“The ideas of economist and political philosophers both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men that believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence are usually the slave of some defunct economist.»

J.M. Keynes, The General Theory

“The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. «

F.A. Hayek, The Fatal Conceit

For å sitere en bedre økonom enn meg;

“Alternativet til keynesiansk mumbo-jumbo jalla-økonomi er ikke Hayek og laizzes faire.»

Likevel var denne rapen så artig at jeg bare må legge ut denne lenken.

Impersonal economists

tirsdag, september 15th, 2009

“Economists are not interested in people, they are very impersonal. I cannot imagine having a bosom friend who is an economist.»

Proffesor Robert Skidelsky (1939-), Keynes-biograf i intervju med Financial Times 29 august 2009

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Globalisering

søndag, august 30th, 2009

«We are suffering just now from a bad attack of economic pessimism. It is common to hear people say that the epoch of enormous economic progress which characterised the nineteenth century is over.»…. «I believe that this is a wildly mistaken interpretation of what is happening to us. We are suffering, not from the rheumatics of old age, but from the growing-pains of over-rapid changes, from the painfulness of readjustment between one economic period and another. «

John Maynard Keynes (5 June 1883 – 21 April 1946)

Sitatet er hentet fra Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren i 1930, og omhandler den krisen økonomien opplevde da, men sitatet passer kanskje like bra på dagens situasjon.

Kina og India holder på å ta over mye av den arbeidsintensive industriproduksjonen. De OECD-landene som tidligere hadde mye slik produksjon, vil ikke lengre få muligheten til å betale like mye i lønn til sine ansatte i disse sektorene. Noen av disse arbeiderne må finne seg noe nytt å jobbe med, men dette tar tid og mange vil ikke takle denne overgangen. Disse landene vil da oppleve lavere økonomisk vekst.

Norge har sluppet heldig unna fordi vi tradisjonelt har hatt lite av denne typen industri.

Escaping old ideas

lørdag, mars 28th, 2009

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.»

John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946)