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John Kenneth Galbraith

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  1. Howard Marks: Dare To Be Great II

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    Wed, 16 Apr 2014

    markets quite fair – asymmetry is reduced, and a formula that everyone can access can’t possibly work. As John Kenneth Galbraith said, “There is nothing reliable to be learned about making money. If there were, study would be intense and everyone with a positive IQ would be rich.” If merely applying a

  2. The Coming Retreat in Corporate Earnings

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    Fri, 27 Dec 2013

    no longer apply” and “this time is different” – heard at every major valuation peak in history. As John Kenneth Galbraith wrote decades ago about the advance to the 1929 peak “It was still necessary to reassure those who required

  3. Disconnect: Why Stocks and Economy Often Move in Opposite Directions

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    Tue, 7 May 2013

    expectations, even if that growth is relatively weak, can often be accompanied by a rising stock market. As John Kenneth Galbraith once said, “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.” As coined

  4. FPA’s Romick on ‘Blind Faith’ in the Fed

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    Mon, 5 Nov 2012

    likely be short-term pain, but we believe that will prove better than potentially disastrous consequences. John Kenneth Galbraith once described the trade-off: “Politics is not the art of the impossible. It is choosing between the unpalatable

  5. Words of Wisdom on Economists

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    Wed, 1 Dec 2010

    if all the economists of the world were laid end to end, it wouldn’t be a bad thing.” 1 And, even John Kenneth Galbraith , a famed economist himself, once said: “Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists

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