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Capitalism Quotes

Capitalism is arguably the most successful economic policy of our times and this is also the policy that the developed world swears by. To define it in the simplest way, Capitalism is a system where enterprises or businesses are owned by private individuals and little government interference. It is also understood by many as investment of money and goods by individuals to gain huge amounts of profit. Several nations, governed by ideologies of communism, oppose such a system because they feel capitalism thinks very little of the welfare of the society as a whole. Many also criticize capitalism for paving way for economic inequality. In layman's words, the rich get richer and poor, poorer.

Despite all the criticism it faces, capitalism has its own benefits. The countries following this policy are rather liberal and give a lot of importance to freedom of speech. In capitalistic economies, an individual is respected and gratified financially for his work and performance unlike other economies, which are more based on altruism. Capitalism is an economic freedom which helps political freedom, increases the efficiency and helps in economic growth. Although capitalism is generally considered good, many feel that it results in monopoly which could be harmful to the society on the long run. Read these capitalism quotes to get a clear insight. 


I love the way capitalism finds a place - even for its enemies.

I call crony capitalism, where you take money from successful small businesses, spend it in Washington on favored industries, on favored individuals, picking winners and losers in the economy, that's not pro-growth economics. That's not entrepreneurial economics. That's not helping small businesses. That's cronyism, that's corporate welfare.

John Maynard Keynes

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don't give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.

Vladimir Lenin

Fascism is capitalism in decay.

Mao Zedong

There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants.

Robert Kennedy, Jr.

I think global warming is the gravest threat. With global warming, it's the product of a war between old energy - between the carbon cronies, who, by the way, could not stay in business in a true free market capitalism.

Bill Gates

There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.

Ben Shapiro

It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.

Bernie Sanders

Capitalism does a number of things very well: it helps create an entrepreneurial spirit; it gets people motivated to come up with new ideas, and that's a good thing.

Winston Churchill

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

Paul Ryan

Big-government economics breeds crony capitalism. It's corrupt, anything but neutral, and a barrier to broad participation in prosperity.

The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

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Steve King

We've heard some things from Pope Francis that are not fully supportive of free enterprise capitalism. That should be a problem from an American perspective.

Ben Shapiro

Capitalism invariably boils down to barter between two willing parties, neither of whom uses force to work with the other.

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks is designed to make capitalism more free and ethical.

Rupert Murdoch

Crony capitalism is not capitalism - it is cronyism.

Vladimir Lenin

If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism.

Roger Ailes

All business is basically about customers and marketing and making money and capitalism and winning and promoting it and having something someone really wants.

Bill Gates

Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome.

Brad Pitt

Deregulation created this epidemic of greed which according to the rules of capitalism was OK. Beyond that there was criminal behaviour. There have been no repercussions and it's hard to make your peace with.

Camille Paglia

Capitalism has its weaknesses. But it is capitalism that ended the stranglehold of the hereditary aristocracies, raised the standard of living for most of the world and enabled the emancipation of women.

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Pete Buttigieg

I believe in capitalism as long as there's a strong rule of law around it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about.

Bertrand Russell

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.

Warren Buffett

I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism.

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.

Alice Walker

Well, capitalism is a big problem, because with capitalism you're just going to keep buying and selling things until there's nothing else to buy and sell, which means gobbling up the planet.

Well the protester I think is a very powerful thing. It's basically a mechanism of democracy that, along with capitalism, scientific innovation, those things have built the modern world. And it's wonderful that the new tools have empowered that protestor so that state secrets, bad developments are not hidden anymore.

Mike Pence

Fighting for free enterprise means standing up for free markets. The freedom to succeed includes the freedom to fail. We must defend entrepreneurial capitalism against the onslaught of the American Left.

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Bill Gates

You know capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it's really let us down.

In socialism, private property is anathema, and equal distribution of income the first consideration. In capitalism, private property is cardinal, and distribution left to ensue from the play of free contract and selfish interest on that basis, no matter what anomalies it may present.

Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accountability. People are seen as atomized units in a capitalist system - they are either useful, or they are not. They are not seen racially or ethnically or religiously. They consume and they produce, and those are their only relevant characteristics.

Michael Douglas

Capitalism is part of our system, but it's not for the faint of heart.

Bill Gates

Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that.

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.

Cory Booker

We need to create an economy that works for everyone, not crony capitalism and unchecked corporate consolidation.