Quote: Teach a parrot to say 'supply and demand' and you=?windows-1252?Q?=92ve_?=got an economist

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 20 04:41:45 UTC 2013

A question about an entertaining quotation that is often attributed to
Thomas Carlyle was sent to me by a BBC radio producer. Here are three

1: Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you’ve got an economist.
2: It’s easy to train economists. Just teach a parrot to say 'Supply
and Demand'.
3: You can make even a parrot into a learned political economist. All
he must learn are the two words 'supply' and 'demand'.

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Suggestions and citations are welcome.
Thanks, Garson

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