n. A surgeon with an excellent scalpel and a rough-edged lancet, who operates beautifully on the dead and tortures the living.
n. An expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
n. A person who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.
— Peter Drucker
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
— George Bernard Shaw