Herbert Stein

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Herbert Stein (August 27, 1916September 8, 1999) was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

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  • "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop."
    • Herb Stein's Unfamiliar Quotations [1]

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  • "I belong to the don't-know school of economics."
  • "Economists are very good at saying that something cannot go on forever, but not so good at saying when it will stop."
    • These quotes were a typical reply to those arguing for urgent fiscal policy measures to address the widening U.S. account deficit in the 1980s, and a reminder that knowing if and when to act in macroeconomics is not easy.

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