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economist

Cynical Definitions

n. An expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.

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n. A person who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.

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n. A surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.

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Cynical Quotations

In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.

— Peter Drucker

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If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

— George Bernard Shaw

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