Quotation Explorer - 'Capitalism'

But the basic structure of capitalism, in which a small number own most of the productive assets, guarantees that the vast majority of people will (at best) spend their lives earning wages, but never profits. - Michael A. McCarthy, ABC's of Socialism
One who criticises capitalism while approving of immigration, of which the working class is its first victim, would do better to remain silent. One who criticises immigration while remaining silent regarding capitalism should do the same. - Alain de Benoist
You won't learn much about capitalism at a university. How could you? Capitalism is a matter of risks and rewards, and a tenured professor doesn't have much to do with either.
Somewhere along the way, Capitalism reduced the idea of justice to mean just "human rights," and the idea of dreaming of equality became blasphemous. We are not fighting to tinker with reforming a system that needs to be replaced. - Arundhati Roy
Global inequality means that while the wealthy have too few needs, the needy have too little wealth. Capitalism is stymied, courting long-term disaster. - Benjamin Barber
Entrepreneurial capitalism takes more people out of poverty than aid. - Bono
Ah remember walkin along Princes Street wi Spud, we both hate walkin along that hideous street, deadened by tourists and shoppers, the twin curse ay modern capitalism. - Irvine Welsh
We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words. - Ursula K. Le Guin
After the collapse of socialism, capitalism remained without a rival. This unusual situation unleashed its greedy and - above all - its suicidal power. The belief is now that everything - and everyone - is fair game. - Günter Grass
The only trouble with capitalism is capitalists; they're too damned greedy. - Herbert Hoover
Do you want to know the cause of war? It is capitalism, greed, the dirty hunger for dollars. Take away the capitalist, and you will sweep war from the earth. - Henry Ford
Capitalism tries for a delicate balance: It attempts to work things out so that everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from getting violent and trying to take other people’s stuff. - George Carlin
If you think that American Capitalism is the most dangerous Institution in the World, it just goes to show, that you haven't partied like there is no tomorrow with the fun loving posse of The Islamic Republic of Iran, North Korea, The Taliban, or ISIS. They all party off the hook! - James Hauenstein
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite. - John Kenneth Galbraith
I have dedicated my life to fight against the heinous rottenness of modern capitalism because it robs the laborer of this world's goods. But blow for blow I shall strike against Communism, because it robs us of the next world's happiness. - Charles E. Coughlin
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is a symptom of freedom. It is the result of individual rights, which include property rights. - A.E. Samaan
Fascism is capitalism plus murder. - Upton Sinclair
For capitalism to develop, customary ties between people and the land must be severed, and communal obligations among people disrupted. - David McNally
Free markets and capitalism are predicated upon the definition of greed as altruistic in economics".~ [2012] - R. Alan Woods
the decisive movement toward corporate capitalism began in 1895-1896. - James Livingston
Capitalism has turned human beings into commodities. To the owner of a restaurant: the cook and a bag of potatoes are equally important. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Capitalism is an ability to stay rich and keep getting rich. - Amit Kalantri
We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor. - Martin Luther King Jr.
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
...capitalism does live by crises and booms, just as a human being lives by inhaling and exhaling. - Leon Trotsky
Socialism failed because it couldn't tell the economic truth; capitalism may fail because it couldn't tell the ecological truth. - Lester Brown
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that he nastiest of men, for the nastiest of reasons, will somehow work for the benefit of us all. - John Maynard Keynes
[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
The real division in the world today is not between socialism and capitalism, it's between freedom and totalitarianism. - Frank H. Underhill
Some capitalism suffers from cronyism. All of socialism is perverted by the crony statism of the powerful few. - A.E. Samaan
There cannot exist in the future an economy which is still mercantile but which isn't capitalist anymore. Before capitalism there were economies which were partially mercantile, but capitalism is the last of this genre. - Amadeo Bordiga
It's a sad day for American Capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over central park. - Jim Moran
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. - Bertrand Russell
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. - Oswald Spengler
Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the kingdom of brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. It is found in a higher synthesis that combines the truths of both. - Martin Luther King Jr.
Capitalism is not a form of government. Capitalism is but one thing only: Buy Low - Sell High. Capitalism is what happens when a government allows free association and respects property rights. It is a symptom of liberty. - A.E. Samaan
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Sir Winston Churchill
But we all had an agreement to let each other get away with everything! That's Capitalism! - Matt Groening
Marx himself wrote that capitalism produces above all its own gravediggers. Do you think that perhaps he wasn't talking about capitalism? - Paullina Simons
The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. - John Maynard Keynes
Capitalism is the fullest expression of anarchism, and anarchism is the fullest expression of capitalism. Not only are they compatible, but you can't really have one without the other. True anarchism will be capitalism, and true capitalism will be anarchism - Murray N. Rothbard
The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism. - Norman Brenner
It is about 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
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
What I'm saying to you this morning is that Communism forgets that life is individual. Capitalism forgets that life is social, and the Kingdom of Brotherhood is found neither in the thesis of Communism nor the antithesis of capitalism but in a higher synthesis. - Martin Luther King Jr.
You can't have capitalism without racism. - Malcolm X
Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work together for the benefit of all. - John Maynard Keynes
A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. - Ludwig von Mises
So far as I am aware no leader of a party of the European left in the past twenty-five years has declared capitalism as such to be unacceptable as a system. The only public figure to do so unhesitatingly was Pope John Paul II. - Eric Hobsbawm
The United States has never done away with slavery; we just stopped calling it such. These days, we call it free-market capitalism. - Michel Templet
Someone once said that it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism. We can now revise that and witness the attempt to imagine capitalism by way of imagining the end of the world. - Fredric Jameson
In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it’s exactly the opposite. - Ben Tucker
...capitalism is too important and complex a subject to be left to economists. Achieving a critical comprehension of it requires perspectives beyond those characteristic of modern economics. That is why this is a history not of economic ideas, but of ideas beyond the capitalist economy. - Jerry Z. Muller
Today humanity faces a stark choice: save the planet and ditch capitalism, or save capitalism and ditch the planet. - Fawzi Ibrahim
Capitalism brings wealth and inequality with intellectuality. - Sandeep Sethi
The communists may not have done very well in the end, but I can't help thinking of capitalism as merely the go-to religion of the greedy and selfish. - Pansy Schneider-Horst
The great achievements of western capitalism have rebounded primarily to the benefit of the ordinary person. These achievements have made available to the masses conveniences and amenities that were previously the exclusive prerogative of the rich and powerful. - Milton Friedman
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Since capitalism is a system based of the love of money,doesn't that make it the root of all evil? - Alan VanMeter
I think commercialism helps Christmas and I think that the more capitalism we can inject into the Christmas holiday the more spiritual I feel about it - Craig Ferguson
Capitalism means that a few people will do very well, and the rest will serve the few. - Michael Moore
Capitalism is the most powerful tool for positive social change. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
It is probably true that business corrupts everything it touches. It corrupts politics, sports, literature, art, labor unions and so on. but business also corrupts and undermines monolithic totalitarianism. Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. - Eric Hoffer
g*d wept, but that mattered little to an unbelieving age ... for there began to rise in America in 1876 a new capitalism & a new enslavement of labor" --w.e.b. dubois - Debois
If a person has no conscience, it's called being a sociopath. If a corporation has no conscience, it's called capitalism. - Quentin R. Bufogle
Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at. - Murray N. Rothbard
Soldiers of capitalism are the fathers of dissent. - kevin mcpherson eckhoff
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