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Definition the study of how limited resources are allocated in an attempt to satisfy unlimited wants
  • 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
  • She's likable, but I won't vote for her because of her leanings in economics.
  • In economics we call it obfuscation with a cloud of smoke and a couple of mirrors.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Self-indulgence up to the very limits imposed by hygiene and economics.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • 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
  • It doesn't have to be about economics," he said, bringing the food over.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • Newt and the Raineys left the more abstruse questions to others and spent most of their time trying to reckon the economics of a visit to town.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • I figured it would be a good way to experience some real-time economics while at the same time studying the larger trends.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Roshaneh brought in another dynamic Pakistani woman, Sadaffe Abid, who had studied economics at Mount Holyoke College.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • But he did not know the economics.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • I could no longer think that the tides of economics were not my concern.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • Politics, economics, social systems, bills, family, commitments .... it can all be a bit overwhelming.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • As if in an economics class I had been ushered over into a column of transmutable commodities: the Murdered.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • The group studied politics, philosophy, economics — the dynamics of social revolution.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • I have heard hairdressers quoted with complete conviction in art, literature, politics, economics, child care, and morals.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • The economics of disaster placed a penalty upon prejudice.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • Dad asked me questions about economics and retail management and sports.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • When one possessed such power and such resources, one could not be bothered with minor economics.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • His father got his degree from Cambridge University and was an economics professor.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink

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