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  • She’s likable, but I won’t vote for her because of her leanings in economics.
  • The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.
    Thomas Sowell
  • It is no crime to be ignorant of economics, which is, after all, a specialized discipline and one that most people consider to be a "dismal science."  But it is totally irresponsible to have a loud and vociferous opinion on economic subjects while remaining in this state of ignorance.
    Murray N. Rothbard
  • I was saying that I—I don’t know much about government and economics and all that, and I don’t want to know much, but I do know that the Federal Government to me, to one small citizen, is mostly dreary hallways and waiting around.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • We have some different subjects—music, art, computer studies, home economics, where we learn to cook—and we do practicals in science, which is rare in Pakistan.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • His face becomes animated like he’s genuinely fascinated by the economics of post-apocalyptic gambling.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I have home economics after lunch—not because I necessarily care about cooking, but because it was either that or choir.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Dad asked me questions about economics and retail management and sports.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • She’d never really thought beyond graduating from the college of home economics, marrying someone with possibilities and having a couple of kids.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • I explained to him before we started that I had very little knowledge of economics.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • Coal companies will tell you the decision to do surface versus deep mining is based on geology, topography, and pure economics.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • ) Yet no matter how sophisticated they may be in matters of economics, sojourners from the South (or anywhere else in the hinterland) rarely fail to be dumfounded by New York’s tariffs and prices, and my father was no exception, grumbling darkly over the dinner check for two: I think it was around four dollars—imagine!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • In Home Economics, which really means cooking and sewing, I’ve learned how to install a zipper and make a flat-fell seam, and now I make a lot of my clothes myself because it’s cheaper, although they don’t always turn out exactly like the picture on the front of the pattern.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "Who would’ve thought economics would come in useful?"
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • In the parlance of economics, Julien has said to Pari that if she cut off the supply of attention, perhaps the demands for it would cease as well.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • You know, the schools, the home economics, the care of babies, the juvenile delinquents and all the rest of it—all to be under one head.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • As if in an economics class I had been ushered over into a column of transmutable commodities: the Murdered.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • A professor at Sterling College, his specialty was the economics of happiness.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Next semester we’ll have to take economics, though.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Its two buildings (main classrooms, the grade school and home economics) were set on a dirt hill with no fence to limit either its boundaries or those of bordering farms.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The 2003 Harvard University study about immigrant effects on wages is "The Labor Demand Curve Is Downward Sloping: Reexamining the Impact of Immigration on the Labor Market," by George J. Borjas, professor of economics and social policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • He did not care that I wore clothes I made for myself in home economics class, cotton print shirtwaists with crooked zippers and skirts hanging below my knees, outfits only the Pentecostal girls wore.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Psychology, English, economics.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Is learning English, French (correspondence course), shorthand in Dutch, English and German, commercial correspondence in English, woodworking, economics and sometimes math; seldom reads, sometimes geography.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Of course, thanks to the magical economics of supersizing, it cost only thirty cents more than the sixteen-ounce "small."
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • His father got his degree from Cambridge University and was an economics professor.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • "I don’t see why there’s so much fuss about that Equalization of Opportunity Bill," said Betty Pope aggressively, in the tone of an expert on economics.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He said it was all part of the pattern of economics—economic injustice.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Nancy was invariably the last of the family to retire; as she had once informed her friend and home-economics teacher, Mrs. Polly Stringer, the midnight hours were her "time to be selfish and vain."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • This year is the happiest because I am studying subjects that especially interest me, economics, Elizabethan literature, Shakespeare under Professor George L. Kittredge, and the History of Philosophy under Professor Josiah Royce.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • If he must dabble in science, keep him on economics and sociology; don’t let him get away from that invaluable "real life".
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Politics, economics, social systems, bills, family, commitments . it can all be a bit overwhelming.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I could tell he was going to say something serious, because he was very shy, and I’d heard him clear his throat in that same way before giving an important economics lecture.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • Fred Ryan wants space for an article on economics.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Such a student, if he be bright, will profit more by an experience like this than he could profit by all the books on sociology and economics that ever were written.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • In our time mass or collective production has entered our economics, our politics, and even our religion, so that some nations have substituted the idea collective for the idea God.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • Written in every language, books on science, ethics, and literature were there in abundance, but I didn’t see a single work on economics—they seemed to be strictly banned on board.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The group studied politics, philosophy, economics — the dynamics of social revolution.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I was soon to be Remy Starr, formerly of Lakeview, now of Stanford, undecided major, leaning toward economics.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • The economics of disaster placed a penalty upon prejudice.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • One such girl from Mobile, or Meridian, or Aiken who did not sweat in her armpits nor between her thighs, who smelled of wood and vanilla, who had made souffles in the Home Economics Department, moved with her husband, Louis, to Lorain, Ohio.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • The man in the street can’t be expected to know enough about politics, economics, world commerce and what have you.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • He enrolled in a basic economics course.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • Recently, she had begun spreading her wings, taking adult courses in real estate and international economics and business management, dreaming of a bigger-than-family-size life for herself.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • She is known around Brown by administrators and professors (her husband, Mark, is an emeritus professor of economics), and referrals come, randomly but steadily, from around the university’s circumference.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Courtesy of the CAI, both Jahan and Tahira were taking a full complement of classes at the private Girls’ Model High School, including English grammar, formal Urdu, Arabic, physics, economics, and history.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Sir Basil asked me about it, and I told him that he was asking the wrong guy—I mean, my degrees are in economics and history, not physics.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • And then, after you have exhausted a milliard lifetimes in biology and medicine and theocriticism and geography and history and economics —why, you can start to make a cartwheel out of the appropriate wood, or spend fifty years learning to begin to learn to beat your adversary at fencing.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Its materialistic analysis of economics rang true to me.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
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