Top 111 Monetary Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Monetary Quotes from famous people such as Marc Faber, David Lidington, Fred Ehrsam, Nigel Lawson, Marine Le Pen, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Now, McDonald's is a very good indicator of the global

Now, McDonald’s is a very good indicator of the global economy. If McDonald’s doesn’t increase its sales, it tells you that the monetary policies have largely failed in the sense that prices are going up more than disposable income, and so people have less purchasing power.
Marc Faber
Time spent travelling was assumed to be unproductive and a monetary value attributed to the minutes that would be saved from a speedier journey that allowed people to get from one office to another more quickly. I’ve always thought that that case was weak.
David Lidington
Ethereum may make monetary policy decisions like, ‘Let’s do 1% inflation to support the ongoing development of the Ethereum protocol.’ A token built on Ethereum might want to do the same.
Fred Ehrsam
The heart of the matter is that the very nature of the European Union, and of this country’s relationship with it, has fundamentally changed after the coming into being of the European monetary union and the creation of the eurozone, of which – quite rightly – we are not a part.
Nigel Lawson
I will be Madame Frexit if the European Union doesn’t give us back our monetary, legislative, territorial, and budget sovereignty.
Marine Le Pen
Monetary policy is one of the most difficult topics in economics. But also, I believe, a topic of absolutely crucial importance for our prosperity.
Maxime Bernier
Maybe other musicians are interested in different things, maybe they have greater monetary concerns. I hear people who have not changed, who haven’t elevated anything, who are the same as they were back in the ’50s and ’60s.
Alice Coltrane
Monetary policy has less room to maneuver when interest rates are close to zero, while expansionary fiscal policy is likely both more effective and less costly in terms of increased debt burden when interest rates are pinned at low levels.
Ben Bernanke
My bottom line is that monetary policy should react to rising prices for houses or other assets only insofar as they affect the central bank’s goal variables – output, employment, and inflation.
Janet Yellen
Poland is one of the few countries that can afford to conduct a conventional monetary policy and that means we have to act against the buildup of imbalances in the economy.
Marek Belka
My preference is for the Federal Reserve to be the systemic risk regulator, because the responsibility for identifying and limiting potential problems is a natural complement to its role in monetary policy.
Henry Paulson
However, in spite of the general perception that monetary policy should be conducted so as to avert deflation, a central bank cannot lower interest rates below the zero lower bound.
Toshihiko Fukui
Domestic inflation reflects domestic monetary policy.
Martin Feldstein
It is understandable that the Fed injects cash to avoid the collapse of the stock market, but basically it is bad policy for monetary authorities to intervene to save speculators from bankruptcy. This is not their role.
Maurice Allais
One factor that favors easier adjustment in EMEs is that U.S. monetary policy normalization has been and should continue to be gradual, as long as the U.S. economy evolves roughly as expected.
Jerome Powell
You just can’t bifurcate bitcoin currency from the technology. Bitcoin will always need a monetary base.
Barry Silbert
So just as I want pilots on the planes that I fly, when it comes to monetary policy, I want to think that there is someone with sound judgement at the controls.
Martin Feldstein
To ensure stable and sustainable economic growth, world leaders must re-examine the international rules of the monetary game, with advanced and emerging economies alike adopting more mutually beneficial monetary policies.
Raghuram Rajan
A well-functioning transmission should at some point go from the overnight right up to 40 years, and that is the ultimate objective in having monetary transmission that affects the whole gamut of borrowing tenure.
Urjit Patel
It’s not my concern to make a commercial pop record. I want to make a record of music that I would listen to, that is lyrically rich and has songs that people can relate to – more along the Jakob Dylan route: people who create for the art of it and not necessarily the monetary rewards of it.
Crystal Bowersox
I have a fascination with Egypt. It’s the greatest civilization. When the rest of the world was still in darkness, there were universities in Egypt and there were monetary systems, the pyramids.
Montel Vontavious Porter
The Obama administration’s attempted short-term fixes, even with unprecedented monetary easing by the Federal Reserve, produced average GDP growth of just 2.2% over the past three years, and the consensus outlook appears no better for the year ahead.
Glenn Hubbard
The monetary policy committee could either keep rates constant, increase them, or bring them down. There are three options possible compared to when it is accommodative.
Urjit Patel
Giving Northern Europe a veto over Southern Europe’s budgets will not hold a monetary union together. The euro zone will continue to need the weaker countries to stomach decades of high unemployment to grind down wages.
Austan Goolsbee
Here in Bengal the production has to work under more pressing schedules partly caused by monetary reasons as the shooting has to be wrapped up within a limited number of days to prevent cost overrun and hence there is not much scope to rethink and alter.
Saswata Chatterjee
I’m still a hacker. I get paid for it now. I never received any monetary gain from the hacking I did before. The main difference in what I do now compared to what I did then is that I now do it with authorization.
Kevin Mitnick
In effect, there has been a significant shortfall in the overall amount of monetary policy stimulus since early 2009.
Janet Yellen
Many emerging countries are facing the same issue of overheating and inflation because they have been vigorously expanding fiscal and monetary policy to counter the 2008 shock.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
In a global marketplace with its increased insecurities and – indeed often – volatility and instability, national economic stability is at a premium, the precondition for all we can achieve, and no nation can secure the high levels of sustainable investment it needs without both monetary and fiscal stability together.
Gordon Brown
Once the monetary sovereignty is retaken, one can make a last attempt to renegotiate all of the treaties: Maastricht, Schengen, Dublin, and Lisbon.
Matteo Salvini
From the beginnings of modern monetary theory, in David Hume’s marvelous essays of 1752, ‘Of Money and Of Interest,’ conclusions about the effect of changes in money have seemed to depend critically on the way in which the change is effected.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
The world's central banks and the International Monetar

The world’s central banks and the International Monetary Fund still have vaults full of bullion, even though currencies are no longer backed by gold. Governments hold on to it as a kind of magic symbol, a way of reassuring people that their money is real.
James Surowiecki
While monetary policy can contribute to growth by supporting a durable expansion in a context of price stability, it cannot reliably affect the long-run sustainable level of the economy’s growth.
Jerome Powell
Monetary policy causes booms and busts.
Edward C. Prescott
In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.
Ezra Pound
The fallacy of monetary policy in the U.S. is to believe this money will go to the man on the street. It won’t. It goes to the Mayfair economy of the well-to-do people and boosts asset prices of Warhols… Very happy. Very good for the Fed. Congratulations, Mr. Bernanke.
Marc Faber
Our membership of the euro is a guarantee of monetary stability and creates the right conditions for sustainable growth. Our membership of the euro is the only choice.
Lucas Papademos
In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product.
Bob Ney
Monetary policy should never have been expected to shift economies to a sustainably higher growth trajectory by itself.
Michael Spence
Europe unified its monetary policy through the euro before it unified politically, therefore sustaining member countries’ abilities to pursue the kind of independent fiscal policies that can strain a joint currency.
Amity Shlaes
In principle, there are only three main components of spending that much matter to monetary policy: consumer spending, business investment and exports and trade.
Evan Davis
War has generally had grave and fateful consequences for the American monetary and financial system. We have seen that the Revolutionary War occasioned a mass of depreciated fiat paper, worthless Continentals, a huge public debt, and the beginnings of central banking in the Bank of North America.
Murray Rothbard
Political union means transferring the prerogatives of national legislatures to the European parliament, which would then decide how to structure Europe’s fiscal, banking, and monetary union.
Barry Eichengreen
We need to keep in mind the well-established fact that the full effects of monetary policy are felt only after long lags. This means that policy makers cannot wait until they have achieved their objectives to begin adjusting policy.
Janet Yellen
What attracts me to Hindi films is the monetary benefits connected with it.
Monetary policy will, as always, respond to the economy’s twists and turns so as to promote, as best as we can in an uncertain economic environment, the employment and inflation goals.
Janet Yellen
During my first summer in college, I travelled to California for the first time for a beauty pageant. It was solely for monetary reasons because winners were to get scholarships.
Fala Chen