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Date: 2010

"Yet somehow, while he'd slept, the name had taken up residence in his head, as if he'd gone to sleep listening to a song played over and over, the lyrics digging a rut into his brain like a plow, and now part of his mind was still in that rut and couldn't get out."

— Cronin, Justin

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Date: December 19, 2010

"But it’s one thing to make deals to advance your goals; it’s another to open the door to zombie ideas."

— Krugman, Paul (b. 1953)

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Date: 2010

"These ideas are neither alive nor dead; rather as Paul Krugman has said, they are undead, or zombie ideas."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"The zombie ideas that brought the global financial system to the brink of meltdown, and have already caused thousands of firms to fail and cost millions of workers their jobs, still walk among us."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"If we do not kill these zombie ideas once and for all, they will do even more damage next time."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"A zombie idea is one that keeps coming back, despite being killed."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"But zombie ideas are not so easily killed."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"Such is the power of zombie ideas."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"I underestimated the speed and power of Zombie ideas."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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Date: 2010

"Still, given the overwhelming evidence that social mobility in the United States is low by standards of developed countries and decreasing steadily, the task of reanimating this zombie idea looks like a difficult one."

— Quiggin, John (b. 1956)

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The Mind is a Metaphor is authored by Brad Pasanek, Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia.