Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Economic Movie Quotes

I was looking at some quotes from Paul Newman characters to reflect on his life and work, when I came across these gems from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, I think I will work them into an Econ class one day.

Butch Cassidy: What happened to the old bank? It was beautiful.
Guard: People kept robbing it.
Butch Cassidy: Small price to pay for beauty.
Butch Cassidy: If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him.
Butch Cassidy: You know, it could be worse. You get a lot more for your money in Bolivia, I checked on it.
Sundance Kid: What could they have here that you could possibly want to buy?

...Questions to follow.

Compared with the totality of knowledge which is continually utilized in the evolution of a dynamic civilization, the difference between the knowledge that the wisest and that which the most ignorant individual can deliberately employ is comparatively insignificant. ~Fredrich Hayek in The Constitution of Liberty