May 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM
It is not a correct deduction from the principles of economics that enlightened self-interest always operates in the public interest. Nor is it true that self-interest generally is enlightened
John Maynard Keynes in 'The end of laissez-faire'
May 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM
It's usually difficult to make the complicated case easy; that's why it's called the complicated case.
Raymond Chen, in 'Another way to create a process with attributes, maybe worse maybe better'
April 28, 2013 at 5:15 PM
economists can . . . link almost any unexpected effect with any favorite cause. That is one reason they are held in lower esteem than engineers.
The Economist in ‘Climbing, stretching and stumbling’ – China section of the April 20th 2013 issue.