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Winston Churchill: Capitalism Vice

Posted by admin on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Winston Churchill Money Quote saying capitalism is unequal in its rewards and socialism entirely equal in suffering. Winston Churchill said:
 
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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Winston Churchill seems to be contrasting the economic systems of capitalism and socialism. He argues that under capitalism, while wealth and prosperity are created, they are not distributed equally among members of society.

However, under socialism, while everyone may share equally in government entitlements, it limits overall prosperity and innovation in the economy.

Churchill’s view is that capitalism is superior because it generates greater overall blessings, even if they are not evenly distributed, whereas socialism aims for equal distribution but risks sharing equally in fewer resources and opportunities for advancement.

The quote suggests Churchill believed neither system was perfect, but capitalism’s virtues outweighed socialism’s in terms of economic outcomes.

Bill Ackman: Shutdown Capitalism

Posted by admin on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Bill Ackman Money Quote saying short term shutdown is financially feasible, while long term shutdowns threaten capitalism. Bill Ackman said:
 
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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Martin Luther King, Capitalism Flow

Posted by admin on Monday, January 20, 2020

Martin Luther King, Jr. Money Quote saying the capitalist system is designed to be biased toward the wealthy and not the poor – so we’ll need to work to change that bias. Martin Luther King, Jr. said:
 
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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In this quote, Martin Luther King Jr. is critiquing capitalism and the free market system. He argues that under capitalism, economic resources and wealth do not naturally spread evenly throughout society.

Instead, it concentrates wealth in the hands of a small privileged group who become extremely rich, while the vast majority are left in some form of poverty. King asserts this is an inherent feature of how the capitalist system functions, as it does not aim to distribute resources equally but rather rewards those who accumulate wealth.

His view is that since the system is unlikely to change its rules to correct this imbalance, the only option is for people to work towards changing the system itself in order to create a more just and equitable distribution of economic resources across all of society.

Tilda Swinton: Capitalism Loneliness

Posted by admin on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tilda Swinton Money Quote saying that Capitalism is the ability to pay for companionship or entertainment that can be bought as distractions. Tilda Swinton said:
 
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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Margaret Drabble: Capital Collapse

Posted by admin on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Margaret Drabble Money Quote saying there is no doubt that capitalism will collapse and barter will replace profiting. Home vegetable gardens will proliferate. Margaret Drabble said:
 
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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Jane Campion: Macho Capitalism

Posted by admin on Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Jane Campion Money Quote saying Money-making systems seem brutish and can overrun us. Jane Campion said:
 
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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Birthday April 30

 

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: Repulsive $

Posted by admin on Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Money Quote saying that without decency and morals, any ideology is corrupt. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn said:
 
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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In this quote, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn appears to be criticizing both capitalism and socialism as economic systems when taken to an extreme, without limits. By saying they are “untouched by the breath of God, unrestricted by human conscience”, he seems to mean that when either system operates solely based on secular principles like profit/growth or state control, without regard for moral/ethical concerns, they can become “repulsive”.

Solzhenitsyn may have felt that for an economic system to function in a just and humane way over the long term, it needs to be informed and balanced by spiritual/ethical values like compassion – not just material or ideological goals.

So in summary, the best interpretation is he believed that unrestrained or unlimited capitalism and socialism, when divorced from moral/ethical concerns, could dehumanize societies.

Birthday December 11, 1918 – Died August 3, 2008
 

Mikhail S. Gorbachev: Market Capitalism

Posted by admin on Monday, November 19, 2018

Mikhail S. Gorbachev Money Quote saying the marketplace didn’t spring from the mind of a capitalist – it has existed as long as trade has – forever. Mikhail S. Gorbachev said:
 
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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