Quotes of Capitalism

“ History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. ”

- Milton Friedman

“ The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent vice of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. ”

- Winston Churchill

“ The most eloquent eulogy of capitalism was made by its greatest enemy. Marx is only anti-capitalist in so far as capitalism is out of date. ”

- Albert Camus

“ What breaks capitalism, all that will ever break capitalism, is capitalists. The faster they run the more strain on their heart. ”

- Raymond Williams

“ Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. ”

- Mahatma Gandhi

“ Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. ”

- Oswald Spengler

“ Capitalism inevitably and, by virtue of the very logic of the civilization it creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest. ”

- Joseph A. Schumpeter

“ Capitalism is at its liberating best in a non-capitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country. ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell. ”

- Frank Borman

“ Fascism is capitalism plus murder. ”

- Upton Sinclair

“ In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of "freedom," like a bastard brother of reform. ”

- Wyndham Lewis

“ Making capitalism out of socialism is like making eggs out of an omelet. ”

- Vadim Bakatin

“ The first rule of venture capitalism should be Shoot the Inventor. ”

- Sir Richard Storey

“ The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty — of the indefinite expansion of possibility. ”

- Susan Sontag

“ The unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism. ”

- Edward Heath

“ Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism. ”

- Angela Carter

“ Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden. ”

- Orson Scott Card

“ Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away. ”

- Fidel Castro

“ Anti-intellectualism has long been the anti-Semitism of the businessman. ”

- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

“ This cowboy capitalism must stop. ”

- Maxine Waters

“ A distinction should be made that. ”

- Jack Kemp

“ There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. ”

- Mao Tse Tung

“ The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. ”

- Vladimir Lenin

“ Capital itself is not bad,... What is bad is capitalism... when capital is concentrated in the hands of the few and used to exploit the rest. ”

- Hugo Chavez

“ We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism. We must destroy both racism and capitalism. ”

- Huey Newton

“ Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning. ”

- George Reisman

“ The good Paymaster is Lord of another man's Purse. ”

- Benjamin Franklin

“ It is the unpleasant and unacceptable face of capitalism. ”

- Edward Heath

“ Good people with good intentions will make capitalism work better, and that for the most part, those good people can be found in the middle class. ”

- Charles Dickens

“ If you're going to dedicate your career to ranting about the excesses of American capitalism, you probably shouldn't weigh 450 pounds. ”

- Greg Giraldo
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