Robert Solow Quotes

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Robert Solow Quotes

The user of land should not be allowed to acquire rights of indefinite duration for single payments. For efficiency, for adequate revenue and for justice, every user of land should be required to make an annual payment to the local government equal to the current rental value of the land that he or she prevents others from using.
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The key thing about wealth in a capitalist economy is that it reproduces itself and usually earns a positive net return.

— Robert Solow

It is a good idea to be ambitious, to have goals, to want to be good at what you do, but it is a terrible mistake to let drive and ambition get in the way of treating people with kindness and decency. The point is not that they will then be nice to you. It is that you will feel better about yourself.

— Robert Solow

There is not some glorious theoretical synthesis of capitalism that you can write down in a book and follow. You have to grope your way

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Everything reminds Milton Friedman of the money supply. Everything reminds me of sex, but I try to keep it out of my papers.

— Robert Solow

I remember once reading that it is still not understood how the giraffe manages to pump an adequate blood supply all the way up to its head; but it is hard to imagine that anyone would conclude tht giraffes do not have long necks. At least not anyone who had ever been to a zoo

— Robert Solow

The user of land should not be allowed to acquire rights of indefinite duration for single payments. For efficiency, for adequate revenue and for justice, every user of land should be required to make an annual payment to the local government equal to the current rental value of the land that he or she prevents others from using.

— Robert Solow

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