Capitalism Quotes

History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom

Milton Friedman

Capitalism is what people do if you leave them alone

Kenneth Minogue

I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it

Thomas Sowell

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.

Mahatma Gandhi

For it is no railways, roads, and power stations that give rise to industrial capitalism: it is the emergence of industrial capitalism that leads to the building of railways, to the construction of roads, and to the establishment of power stations.

Paul Alexander Baran

Modern capitalism appears totally incapable of mobilizing these untapped human and resources.

Michel Chossudovsky

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class

Al Capone

Capitalism is based on self-interest and self-esteem; it holds integrity and trustworthiness as cardinal virtues and makes them pay off in the marketplace, thus demanding that men survive by means of virtue, not vices. It is this superlatively moral system that the welfare statists propose to improve upon by means of preventative law, snooping bureaucrats, and the chronic goad of fear.

Alan Greenspan

Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.

Richard Brodsky

Indeed, I find it illuminating to consider to what extent our "classical conditions" for economic growth are satisfied in the current, monopolistic phase of capitalism.

Paul Alexander Baran

Conservatism is alien to the very nature of capitalism.

Whittaker Chambers

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

It wouldnt be strange that there had been civilization on Mars, but once capitalism got there it would finish the planet.

Hugo Chavez

It is in underdeveloped world that he central, overriding fact of our epoch becomes manifest to the naked eye: the capitalist system, once a mighty engine of economic development, has turned into a no less formidable hurdle to human advancement.

Paul Alexander Baran

They lived in abysmal misery, yet they had no prospect of a better tomorrow. They existed under capitalism, yet there was no accumulation of capital.

Paul Alexander Baran

In a capitalist country foreign trade, like any other trade, is carried on by individual firms, and individual firms cannot be guided in their activities by "global"considerations, by concern with the impact of their operations on the economy as a whole.

Paul Alexander Baran

The workers of America have power enough to topple the structure of capitalism at home and to lift the whole world with them when they rise.

James P. Cannon

They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America?

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.

Stokely Carmichael

For the West, the enemy was not "socialism" but capitalism. How to tame and subdue the polar bear, how to take over the talent, the science, the technology, how to buy out the human capital, how to acquire the intellectual property rights?

Michel Chossudovsky

The free market tide has now receded. In its place has come state capitalism, a system in which the state functions as the leading economic actor and uses markets primarily for political gain.

Ian Bremmer

The alarm must be sounded because it is the economic and social system of capitalism and imperialism that prevents the urgently needed full mobilization of the potential economic surplus and the attainment of rates of economic advancement that can be secured with its help.

Paul Alexander Baran

Whatever market for manufactured goods emerged in colonial and dependent countries did not become the "eternal market" of these countries. Thrown wide open by colonization and by unequal treaties, it became an appendage of the "internal market" of Western capitalism.

Paul Alexander Baran

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : February 14, 2014
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