The Best of Notable Quotables; December 25, 1989

Vol. Two; No. 26

The Good News Is Bad News Award

"Some analysts said that the country’s now close to full employment, the point at which the available labor pool dries up. That’s not the same as saying that everyone who wants a job has a job. But business correspondent Ray Brady reports the high employment rate is causing problems."

-- CBS Evening News Anchor Charles Kuralt, March 10.


"The danger is that as the economy picks up, it could become too much of a good thing. Borrowing  and buying by consumers could become excessive. Prices and interest rates could take off. The problem would again become how to avoid a hard landing."

-- Irving R. Levine on NBC Nightly News, same night.