Command Economy Quotes


Contrary to what many skeptics had earlier believed, the Soviet economy is proof that a socialist command economy can function and even thrive. Paul Samuelson

What counts is results, and there can be no doubt that the Soviet planning system has been a powerful engine for economic growth...The Soviet model has surely demonstrated that a command economy is capable of mobilizing resources for rapid growth. Paul Samuelson

I sum up the prospects for 1967 in three short sentences. We are back on course. The ship is picking up speed. The economy is moving. Every seaman knows the command at such a moment: 'steady as she goes'. James Callaghan

Unity of command is essential to the economy of time. Warfare in the field was like a siege: by directing all one's force to a single point a breach might be made, and the equilibrium of opposition destroyed. Napoleon Bonaparte

She was without any power, because she was without any desire of command over herself. Jane Austen

Mack Bolan was simply a man who could command himself. Don Pendleton

Never obey anyone's command unless it is coming from within you also. Rajneesh

Take a stand and command to demand what's grand. Big Daddy Kane

Rarely has a collection of essays from a dozen scholars created a whole greater than the sum of its parts, but Capitalism Takes Command conveys with detail, coherence, and sophistication the changes in the American economy in the nineteenth century under the multiple imperatives of capitalism. Joyce Appleby

The problems of the global economy are not based in perception, but in the reality of prices, balance sheets and income statements, vast concentrations of wealth and power, precarious systemic imbalances, ruthless exploitation, and command economies mismanaged by Central State/Bank policy and manipulation. Charles Hugh Smith

To command their professors of astronomy to refute their own observations is to command them not to see what they do see and not to understand what they do understand. Galileo Galilei

For so long, companies were run using a command-and-control, 'top down' hierarchical method that involved dictating down the command chain and maintaining order. What I've witnessed in our time is evolving democratization, a shift to a demand economy accelerated by technological advancements like social media. Kevin Allen

One of the signs of the imminent Apocalypse is the "bitterness of all waters," and anyone traveling through eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and its satellites-everywhere that the command economy operated, with its callous disregard for anything but narrow-focused abstract principle-could be forgiven for thinking that the Apocalypse was no longer imminent but in full cry. There's hardly a river, stream, or brook that isn't contaminated with the runoff from human misuse, whether industrial effluents, agricultural pesticides and herbicides, or worse. Marq de Villiers

The promises of pie-in-the-sky liberal environmentalists that we can convert to 'clean' energy sources and stimulate our economy are based on dubious environmental and economic assumptions, fantastic notions about alternative energy, and a disturbing acceptance of the tyrannies inherent in command-control economies. David Limbaugh

What happened to the Soviet Union happened mainly for domestic reasons. It was a failure of the model based on a command economy and dictatorship. The rejection of freedom and democracy, the decisionmaking monopoly of one party, and the monopoly of one ideology all had a chilling effect on the country. That model turned out to be incapable of making structural changes. It did not open up ways for initiative and was overly centralized. Mikhail Gorbachev

You've got Washington picking winners and losers. And so, all of a sudden, decisions are being made on what helps politicians, not what helps the economy. Some will call it socialism. Some will call it a command and control economy. Whatever it is, it's antithetical to the American experience. Jeb Hensarling

If you sit in judgment, investigate, if you sit in supreme power, sit in command. Seneca the Younger

A man who cannot command his temper should not think of being a man in business. Lord Chesterfield

It has always seemed somewhat paradoxical to me that we must constantly have the Lord command us to do those things which are for our own good. Marion G. Romney

Our offices must always be headed by the kind of men who command respect. Not phonies, zeros or bastards. David Ogilvy



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