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Definition of Economics

Economics

  1. The science of household affairs, or of domestic management.
  2. Political economy; the science of the utilities or the useful application of wealth or material resources. See Political economy, under Political.

Economics Quotations

It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us.
William J. Clinton

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.
B. R. Ambedkar

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.
John F. Kennedy

It is true that from a behavioral economics perspective we are fallible, easily confused, not that smart, and often irrational. We are more like Homer Simpson than Superman. So from this perspective it is rather depressing. But at the same time there is also a silver lining. There are free lunches!
Dan Ariely

Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.
Tyler Cowen
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Economics Translations

economics in Dutch is economie
economics in German is Wirtschaftlichkeiten, Volkswirtschaftslehre
economics in Portuguese is economia
economics in Swedish is nationalekonomi

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