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Capitalism is belief that the nastiest men with nastiest motives will work for the benefit of all Quote
 

Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men with the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all” — John Maynard Keynes

 

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Andrew Lo In the case of cocaine, we call this addiction. In the case of monetary gain, we call it capitalism quote
 

“In the case of cocaine, we call this addiction. In the case of monetary gain, we call it capitalism” — Andrew Lo

 

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humanity free someday of the tryanny of Christianity no less than Capitalism Quote
 

“Birth control appeals to the advanced radical because it is calculated to undermine the authority of the Christian churches. I look forward to seeing humanity free someday of the tyranny of Christianity no less than Capitalism” — Margaret Sanger

 

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capitalism is that costs and risks are socialized, while profit is privatized Quote
 

“A basic principal of modern state capitalism is that costs and risks are socialized to the extent possible, while profit is privatized” — Noam Chomsky

 

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Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away Quote
 

“Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away” — Fidel Castro

 

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Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man, and communism is the reverse Quote
 

“Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man, and communism is the reverse” — John Gardner

 

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

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries” — Winston Churchill

 

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Capitalism does not work in an 18-month shutdown; capitalism can work in a 30-day shutdown Quote
 

“Capitalism does not work in an 18-month shutdown; capitalism can work in a 30-day shutdown” — Bill Ackman

 

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Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That's the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system Quote
 

Capitalism does not permit an even flow of economic resources. With this system, a small privileged few are rich beyond conscience, and almost all others are doomed to be poor at some level. That’s the way the system works. And since we know that the system will not change the rules, we are going to have to change the system” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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If we don't accept loneliness, then capitalism wins hands down. Because capitalism is all about trying to convince people that you can distract yourself, that you can make it better. And it ain't true Quote
 
 

“If we don’t accept loneliness, then capitalism wins hands down. Because capitalism is all about trying to convince people that you can distract yourself, that you can make it better. And it ain’t true” — Tilda Swinton

 

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Capitalism is such a macho force. I felt run over Quote
 

Capitalism is such a macho force. I felt run over” — Jane Campion

 

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

“The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization” — Mikhail S. Gorbachev

 

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Capitalism gives all of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and hang on to it Quote
 

“Capitalism gives all of us a great opportunity if we seize it with both hands and hang on to it” — Al Capone

 

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Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class Quote
 

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class” — Al Capone

 

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Im a capitalist, and I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue Quote

I’m a capitalist, and I believe that universal basic income is necessary for capitalism to continue
Andrew Yang

 

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We are lurching toward a capitalism so top-heavy it cannot be sustained Quote
 

“We are lurching toward a capitalism so top-heavy it cannot be sustained” — Robert Reich

 

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intersection of money and politics, trading their political influence to enrich their personal finances. They embody the term 'crony capitalism' Quote
 

“For the last three decades, the Clintons have lived at the intersection of money and politics, trading their political influence to enrich their personal finances. They embody the term ‘crony capitalism'” — Mitt Romney

 

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Marianne Williamson Global capitalism unregulated by the dictates of brotherhood, justice and love is a scourge on the planet & a threat to humanity's survival https://itsamoneything.com/money/marianne-williamson-global-capitalism-scourge/
 

“Global capitalism unregulated by the dictates of brotherhood, justice and love is a scourge on the planet & a threat to humanity’s survival” — Marianne Williamson

 

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Capitalism is religion. Banks are churches. Bankers are priests. Wealth is heaven. Poverty is hell. Rich people are saints. Poor people are sinners. Commodities are blessings. Money is God Quote
 

“Capitalism is religion. Banks are churches. Bankers are priests. Wealth is heaven. Poverty is hell. Rich people are saints. Poor people are sinners. Commodities are blessings. Money is God” — Miguel D. Lewis

 

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John Fugelsang Hey, you know what else is good for Capitalism? A living-wage workforce that can afford to, y'know, buy shit quote
 

“Hey, you know what else is good for Capitalism? A living-wage workforce that can afford to, y’know, buy shit” — John Fugelsang

 

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Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great Quote
 

Poker exemplifies the worst aspects of capitalism that have made our country so great” — Walter Matthau

 

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nature of free-market capitalism - where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs - is it possible to have a financial industry hero Quote
 

“I would ask: Given the nature of free-market capitalism – where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs – is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we’re talking about. There aren’t many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema” — Martin Scorsese

 

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I’m a capitalist. Star Wars is the capitalist show. Star Trek is the communist one. There’s no money in Star Trek. The plot of Star Wars is driven by money Quote
 

“I’m a capitalist. Star Wars is the capitalist show. Star Trek is the communist one. There’s no money in Star Trek because you have the transporter machine that can make anything you need. The whole plot of Star Wars starts with Han Solo having his debt that he owed, so the plot of Star Wars is driven by money” — Peter Thiel

 

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Productivity — the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy — is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money Quote
 

“Productivity — the amount of output delivered per hour of work in the economy — is often viewed as the engine of progress in modern capitalist economies. Output is everything. Time is money” — Tim Jackson

 

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Poverty has no causes. Wealth has causes. But capitalism has been so enormously successful at producing widespread material abundance Quote
 

“Poverty has no causes. Wealth has causes. But capitalism has been so enormously successful at producing widespread material abundance that we today … regard wealth as innate to our existence, as our default mode. It is not” — Don Boudreaux

 

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I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive Quote
 

“I confidently predict the collapse of capitalism and the beginning of history. Something will go wrong in the machinery that converts money into money, the banking system will collapse totally, and we will be left having to barter to stay alive. Those who can dig in their garden will have a better chance than the rest” — Margaret Drabble

 

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Untouched by the breath of God, unrestricted by human conscience, both capitalism and socialism are repulsive Quote
 

“Untouched by the breath of God, unrestricted by human conscience, both capitalism and socialism are repulsive” — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

 

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We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor Quote
 

“We all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free market capitalism for the poor” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

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Capitalists freedom of the press means buy, bribe and fake public opinion for the bourgeoisie Quote
 

“All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake ‘public opinion’ for the benefit of the bourgeoisie” ~ Vladimir Lenin

 

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It turned out that capitalism alone could make people not only rich and happy but also poor, hungry, miserable, and powerless Quote
 

“It turned out that capitalism alone could make people not only rich and happy but also poor, hungry, miserable, and powerless” — Masha Gessen

 

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Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell Quote
 

“Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell” — Frank Borman

 

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Fellow plutocrats, I think it may be time for us to recommit to our country, to commit to a new kind of capitalism which is both more inclusive and more effective, a capitalism that will ensure that America's economy remains the most dynamic and prosperous in the world Quote
 

“Fellow plutocrats, I think it may be time for us to recommit to our country, to commit to a new kind of capitalism which is both more inclusive and more effective, a capitalism that will ensure that America’s economy remains the most dynamic and prosperous in the world” — Nick Hanauer

 

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We plutocrats need to see that the United States of America made us, not the other way around; that a thriving middle class is the source of prosperity in capitalist economies, not a consequence of it Quote
 

“We plutocrats need to see that the United States of America made us, not the other way around; that a thriving middle class is the source of prosperity in capitalist economies, not a consequence of it” — Nick Hanauer

 

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Robert Reich end to corporate welfare... No more specialized tax breaks, no more exemptions, or bailouts or special treatment, no more crony capitalism. We must eliminate all corporate handouts quote
 

“We have to demand an end to corporate welfare… No more specialized tax breaks, no more exemptions, or bailouts or special treatment, no more crony capitalism. We must eliminate all corporate handouts and do it now” — Robert Reich

 

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Mignon McLaughlin Be glad that you're greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren't quote
 

“Be glad that you’re greedy; the national economy would collapse if you weren’t” — Mignon McLaughlin

 

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There's No 'Law Of Capitalism' That Says You Have To Pay Employees As Little As Possible Quote
 

“There’s No ‘Law Of Capitalism’ That Says You Have To Pay Employees As Little As Possible” — Henry Blodget

 

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