Selected Quotes about Capitalism

Publicity is the life of this culture -- in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive -- and at the same time publicity is its dream. -- John Berger

The dynamics of capitalism is postponement of enjoyment to the constantly postponed future. -- Norman O. Brown

And while the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. -- Andrew Carnegie

What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system. -- Milton Friedman

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

What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them! -- Henrik Ibsen

When all the world is socialist, Switzerland will have to remain capitalist, so that it can tell us the price of everything. -- Nikita Khrushchev

Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned. -- Ayn Rand

Free-market capitalism is a network of free and voluntary exchanges in which producers work, produce, and exchange their products for the products of others through prices voluntarily arrived at. -- Murray N. Rothbard

A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, unites in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and labourer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the second, and the wages of the third. -- Adam Smith

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