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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. 

Leon Trotsky

Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.

Plutarch

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Adam Smith

Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.

Karl Marx

Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society.

Adam Smith

As soon as the land of any country has all become private property, the landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed, and demand a rent even for its natural produce.

Adam Smith

Labour was the first price, the original purchase - money that was paid for all things. It was not by gold or by silver, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.

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

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.

Karl Marx

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

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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

Ayn Rand

Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason.

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.

Freedom Fighting