Quotations on Capitalism

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You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government.
- Bernard Baruch
(Keywords: Government, Capitalism, Communism, Living, Struggle, Talk)

Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream.
- John Berger
(Keywords: Life, Time, Dream, Capitalism, Culture, Publicity)

But we don't have an example of a democratic society existing in a socialist economy - which is the only real alternative to capitalism in the modern world.
- Peter L. Berger
(Keywords: Society, Capitalism, Economy, Example, World)

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
- Frank Borman
(Keywords: Christianity, Capitalism, Hell)

The problem with K-12 education is socialism and the solution is capitalism.
- Peter Brimelow
(Keywords: Education, Capitalism, Socialism, Solution)

Whether we look at capitalism, taxes, business, or government, the data show a clear and consistent pattern: 70 percent of Americans support the free enterprise system and are unsupportive of big government.
- Arthur C. Brooks
(Keywords: Government, Business, Americans, Capitalism, Support, Taxes)

Socialism is nothing more nor less than the social, political and ideological system which breaks the fetters upon economic growth created under capitalism and opens the way to a new period of economic and social expansion on a much larger scale.
- Earl Browder
(Keywords: Growth, Capitalism, Nothing, Socialism)

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.
- Al Capone
(Keywords: Opportunity, American, Capitalism, Will)

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: Success, Failure, America, Capitalism, Socialism, Talk)

I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro
(Keywords: War, Capitalism, Causes, Competition, Hypocrisy)

I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
- Yvon Chouinard
(Keywords: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill
(Keywords: Virtue, Blessings, Capitalism, Sharing, Socialism, Vice)

The way the credit cards were made in the '80s to be a people's form of capitalism and be able to make it so that you could get a loan that you would have been denied previous, now that's the way stocks are.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: People, Capitalism, Cards, Credit, Now)

America traditionally represents the greatest possibility of someone's going from nothing to something. Why? In theory, if not practice, the government stays out of the way and lets individuals take risks and reap rewards or accept the consequences of failure. We call this capitalism - or, at least, we used to.
- Larry Elder
(Keywords: Government, Failure, Possibility, America, Capitalism, Consequences, Nothing, Practice, Theory)

Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Power, Decision, Capitalism, Decisions, Perspective, Will)

It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential.
- Barney Frank
(Keywords: Action, Capitalism, Community, Fight)

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
- Milton Friedman
(Keywords: History, Capitalism, Freedom)

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism.
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Keywords: People, Civilization, Capitalism, Contradiction, Dawn, Invention, Socialism)

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
- Mikhail Gorbachev
(Keywords: Civilization, Capitalism, Invention)

In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.
- Juan Goytisolo
(Keywords: Faith, War, Capitalism, End, Europe, Revolution, World, World war)

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women.
- Christopher Hampton
(Keywords: Women, American, Capitalism, Girls)

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.
- Robert Heilbroner
(Keywords: Government, Capitalism, Class, Cure)

I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
- Sidney Hook
(Keywords: Aspirations, Capitalism, Literature, Socialism)

What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen
(Keywords: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions)

I'm afraid for all those who'll have the bread snatched from their mouths by these machines. What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
- Henrik Ibsen
(Keywords: Business, Science, Society, Capitalism, Inventions, Machines)

Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
- C. L. R. James
(Keywords: People, Capitalism, Production, Relationships)

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
- John Maynard Keynes
(Keywords: Men, Belief, Capitalism, Will)

Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way.
- David Korten
(Keywords: Power, People, Selling, Buying, Capitalism, Choices)

It is no longer an unwritten law of American capitalism that industry will attempt to maintain wages at a level that allows a single wage to support a family.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Family, American, Capitalism, Law, Support, Wage, Wages, Will)

Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Values, Capitalism, Understanding)

Capitalism attacks and destroys all the finer sentiments of the human heart; it ruthlessly sweeps away old traditions and ideas opposed to its progress, and it exploits and corrupts those things once held sacred.
- Daniel De Leon
(Keywords: Heart, Progress, Ideas, Capitalism, Old, Traditions)

In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform.
- Wyndham Lewis
(Keywords: Brother, Capitalism, Countries, Reform)

For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.
- Karl Liebknecht
(Keywords: Business, Peace, War, Capitalism, Nothing)

Capitalism is war; socialism is peace.
- Karl Liebknecht
(Keywords: Peace, War, Capitalism, Socialism)

World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy.
- Ken Livingstone
(Keywords: People, Capitalism, World)

I was just very interested in the American frontier and the growth of capitalism - those enormous fortunes that were being made, more often than not, on the blood of poor people, black people, Indian people. They were the ones who paid very dearly for those great fortunes.
- Peter Matthiessen
(Keywords: People, Growth, American, Being, Blood, Capitalism, Poor)

I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving.
- Sylvia Pankhurst
(Keywords: People, Capitalism, Fight, Wrong)

A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank. Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings, not credit creation by a central bank.
- Ron Paul
(Keywords: Money, Capitalism, Creation, Credit, Interest, Sound)

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather
(Keywords: Americans, Capitalism, Democracy)

There are a few people, but a diminishing number, who still believe that Marxism, as an economic system, off era a coherent alternative to capitalism, and socialism has, indeed, triumphed in one country.
- Herbert Read
(Keywords: People, Capitalism, Country, Marxism, Socialism)

Feminism encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson
(Keywords: Women, Capitalism, Children, Feminism, Husbands, Practice, Witchcraft)

Feminism is a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.
- Pat Robertson
(Keywords: Women, Capitalism, Children, Feminism, Husbands, Practice, Witchcraft)

Following the rise of the Labour Party it seemed reasonable, in 1927, to expect, or at least hope, that co-operation for the common good might gradually replace the competitiveness of capitalism.
- Dora Russell
(Keywords: Hope, Capitalism, Party)

Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
- Joseph A. Schumpeter
(Keywords: Civilization, Virtue, Capitalism, Interest, Logic)

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
- George Bernard Shaw
(Keywords: Power, Belief, Capitalism, Force, Interest, Self, Self interest)

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
- Susan Sontag
(Keywords: Possibility, Capitalism, Ideology, Liberty)

Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only when the First World War was already being fought. Of course he was right. Since every great state was capitalist in 1914.
- A. J. P. Taylor
(Keywords: War, Being, Capitalism, First, Right, State, World, World war)

One might have thought that the most significant change in the film industry that would come about with a transition from the communist economy to capitalism would fundamentally concern the sources of funding.
- Andrzej Wajda
(Keywords: Change, Thought, Capitalism, Concern, Economy, Film)

What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism, is capitalists. The faster they run the more strain on their heart.
- Raymond Williams
(Keywords: Heart, Capitalism, Will)









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