Gdp Quotes

Quotes tagged as "gdp" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Warren Buffett
“I could end the deficit in five minutes. You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP all sitting members of congress are ineligible for reelection.”
Warren Buffett

George Monbiot
“The problem with gross domestic product is the gross bit. There are no deductions involved: all economic activity is accounted as if it were of positive value. Social harm is added to, not subtracted from, social good. A train crash which generates £1bn worth of track repairs, medical bills and funeral costs is deemed by this measure as beneficial as an uninterrupted service which generates £1bn in ticket sales.”
George Monbiot

Ivan Illich
“Work done off the paid job is looked down upon if not ignored. autonomous activity threatens the employment level, generates deviance, and detracts​ from the GNP...Work no longer means the creation of a value perceived by the worker but mainly a job, which is a social relationship. Unemployment means sad idleness, rather than the freedom to do things that are useful for oneself or for one's neighbour. An active woman who runs a house and brings up children and takes in those of others is distinguished from a woman who 'works,' no matter how useless or damaging the product of this work might be.”
Ivan Illich, The Right to Useful Unemployment and Its Professional Enemies

“Recognition of the value of time, the change in our attitude to time, time management and time consciousness translate into economic growth or increase in GDP.”
Sunday Adelaja
tags: gdp, time, value

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Just like how most if not all poor boys look up to and aspire to someday be rich men, most if not all underdeveloped and developing countries look up to and aspire to someday be developed countries.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children