Quotation by John Kenneth Galbraith

Increasingly in recent times we have come first to identify the remedy that is most agreeable, most convenient, most in accord with major pecuniary or political interest, the one that reflects our available faculty for action; then we move from the remedy so available or desired back to a cause to which that remedy is relevant.
John Kenneth Galbraith (b. 1908), U.S. economist. Commencement address, 1984, American University. "The Convenient Reverse Logic of Our Time," A View from the Stands (1986).
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