84 Total Quotes

Capitalism Quotes

Bill Gates
The Internet will help achieve "friction free capitalism" by putting buyer and seller in direct contact and providing more information to both about each other.
Bill Gates
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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. . .
J. Taylor
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World wide capitalism kills more people everyday then Hitler did. And he was crazy.
Ken Livingstone
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Fidel Castro
I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
Fidel Castro
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Dwight D. Eisenhower
When the shallow critics denounce the profit motive inherent in our system of private enterprise, they ignore the fact that it is an economic support of every human right we possess and without it, all rights would soon disappear
Dwight D. Eisenhower
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The paradigm of competition is a race: by rewarding the winner, we encourage everyone to run faster. When capitalism really works this way, it does a good job; but its defenders are wrong in assuming it always works this way.
Richard Stallman
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Our democracy is not perfect. But it's better than the bloody dictatorships. Capitalism is unjust. But it's not criminal like Stalinism. We let millions of Africans die of AIDS, but we don't make racist nationalist declarations like Milosevic. We kill Iraqis with our airplanes, but we don't cut their throats with machetes like they do in Rwanda, etc.
Alain Badiou
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Fran Lebowitz
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.
Fran Lebowitz
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Socialist democracy is not a luxury but an absolute, essential necessity for overthrowing capitalism and building socialism.
Ernest Mandel
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But if allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state.
John Saul
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Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
Alain Badiou
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George Bernard Shaw
Capitalism justified itself and was adopted as an economic principle on the express ground that it provides selfish motives for doing good, and that human beings will do nothing except for selfish motives
George Bernard Shaw
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Andrew Carnegie
You're achieving God's mission for humanity and country through capitalism, but by Christianity and your own sense of patriotism, you have a duty to better mankind.
Andrew Carnegie
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Thomas Sowell
Despite a voluminous and often fervent literature on "income distribution," the cold fact is that most income is not distributed: It is earned.
Thomas Sowell
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Al Capone
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class
Al Capone
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Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes
Oswald Spengler
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Albert Einstein
An oligarchy of private capital cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society because under existing conditions, private capitalists inevitably control, directly or indirectly, the main sources of information.
Albert Einstein
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Huey Newton
We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
Huey Newton
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We need better services, to do more for the people. We need to remember that, with capitalism, all that glitters is not gold.
Amir Peretz
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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
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Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.
Angela Carter
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Orson Card
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
Orson Card
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Susan Sontag
The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty -- of the indefinite expansion of possibility.
Susan Sontag
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Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning.
George Reisman
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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
Frank Borman
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Fact is Our Lord knew all about the power of money: He gave capitalism a tiny niche in His scheme of things, He gave it a chance, He even provided a first installment of funds. Can you beat that? It's so magnificent. God despises nothing. After all, if the deal had come off, Judas would probably have endowed sanatoriums, hospitals, public libraries or laboratories.
Georges Bernanos
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Fidel Castro
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away.
Fidel Castro
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Fascism is capitalism plus murder.
Upton Sinclair
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Benjamin Franklin
The good Paymaster is Lord of another man's Purse
Benjamin Franklin
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War has been the most convenient pseudo-solution for the problems of twentieth-century capitalism. It provides the incentives to modernization and technological revolution which the market and the pursuit of profit do only fitfully and by accident, it makes the unthinkable (such as votes for women and the abolition of unemployment) not merely thinkable but practicable. What is equally important, it can re-create communities of men and give a temporary sense to their lives by uniting them against foreigners and outsiders. This is an achievement beyond the power of the private enterprise economy when left to itself.
J. Hobsbawm
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