Capitalism Quotes

Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon.

Winston Churchill

The forces in a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

Jawaharlal Nehru

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 inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill

In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy.

Fran Lebowitz

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

Orson Scott Card

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

The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency

Vladimir Lenin

Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.

Doug Moody

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true

Polish Proverb

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser

Karl Marx

Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.

Pete Holiday

Capitalism is founded on greed and envy

Charles Long

The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone.

Robert Heilbroner

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women.

Christopher Hampton

Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes

Oswald Spengler

The fundamental idea of modern capitalism is not the right of the individual to possess and enjoy what he has earned, but the thesis that the exercise of this right redounds to the general good.

Ralph B. Perry

All fingers are not alike, If you cut bigger ones to make all equal it is communism, If you stretch smaller ones to make all equal it is socialism, If you do nothing to make all equal it is capitalism.

B. J. Gupta

One of the most ironic things about capitalism is that the capitalist will sell you the rope to hang himself with. Actually they will give you the money to make a movie that makes them look bad, if they believe they can make money off it.

Michael Moore

Globalization has gone wrong, as it has no rules. Multinationals are almost above the law. They are so huge they are bigger than governments.

Dick Smith

The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization.

Mikhail Gorbachev

Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties.

Ayn Rand

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

Karl Marx

Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs.

Karl Marx

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