Gunnar Myrdal, fully Karl Gunnar Myrdal

Gunnar
Myrdal, fully Karl Gunnar Myrdal
1898
1987

Swedish Economist, Sociologist and Politician, awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Author Quotes

People become less inhibited from wanting to change social and economic conditions in a radical fashion according to their own interests, and from being prepared to think of state intervention in ever wider spheres as possible and useful for this purpose.

The short-term international capital market is shrunken and erratic, and cannot be relied upon to cushion the effects of tendencies to disequilibrium in the balance of payments.

Generally speaking, the less privileged groups in democratic society, as they become aware of their interests and their political power, will be found to press for ever more state intervention in practically all fields.

People don't realize the great happiness there is in living to be very old and together all the time.

The study of women's intelligence and personality has had broadly the same history as the one we record for Negroes. As in the case of the Negro, women themselves have often been brought to believe in their inferiority of endowment.

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First Name
Gunnar
Last Name
Myrdal, fully Karl Gunnar Myrdal
Birth Date
1898
Death Date
1987
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Swedish Economist, Sociologist and Politician, awarded Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences