Herbert Stein

American economist

Herbert Stein (August 27, 1916September 8, 1999) was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.


  • "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop."
    • Congressional testimony in 1986, in reference to a then-current economic trend of rising international trade deficits.[1]
    • Herb Stein's Unfamiliar Quotations [1]

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