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English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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.
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.
American economist 1912-
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition.
American journalist and filmmaker
Ali vs. Stevenson would have served as a symbolic battle between the United States and Cuba, capitalism and communism: Castro's values instilled in his boxers pitted against the values of 'merchandise' boxers from the rest of the world.
Daniel S. Loeb
American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist 1961-
As a friend said to me, ‘Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.’
Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
By Revolution, we mean the ultimate establishment of an order of society which may not be threatened by such breakdown, and in which the sovereignty of the proletariat should be recognized and a world federation should redeem humanity from the bondage of capitalism and misery of imperial wars.Source: As quoted in Bhagat Singh and His Ideology
W. E. B. Du Bois
American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist and writer 1868-1963
Capitalism cannot reform itself; it is doomed to self-destruction.
American politician 1941-
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
C. L. R. James
Trinidadian historian, journalist and socialist 1901-1989
Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships.
Joseph A. Schumpeter
Austrian-American economist 1883-1950
Capitalism inevitably and by virtue of the very logic of its civilization creates, educates and subsidizes a vested interest in social unrest.
American activist 1941-1998
Capitalism is a stupid system, a backward system.
American academic and social critic 1947-
Capitalism is an art form, an Apollonian fabrication to rival nature. It is hypocritical for feminists and intellectuals to enjoy the pleasures and conveniences of capitalism while sneering at it. Everyone born into capitalism has incurred a debt to it. Give Caesar his due.
American writer 1902-1983
Capitalism is at its liberating best in a noncapitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country.
American anarchist and socialist 1854-1939
Capitalism is at least tolerable, which cannot be said of Socialism or Communism.
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