Top 323 Capitalism Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Capitalism Quotes from famous people such as Mark Fisher, Mos Def, Bill Gates, Hugo Chavez, Alex Tabarrok, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Capitalism is a set of rituals.

Capitalism is a set of rituals.
Mark Fisher
Reckless capitalism kills black people.
Mos Def
We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
Bill Gates
Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism.
Hugo Chavez
The point is always made that capitalism is efficient, people say ‘You might not like it, but it works.’ But Britain is not efficient.
Mark Fisher
Michael Moore didn’t have to worry that anyone would misinterpret the title of his film, ‘Capitalism: A Love Story,’ because in Hollywood, no one loves capitalism. That’s too bad, because Hollywood is one of capitalism’s greatest successes.
Alex Tabarrok
In the Europe which was created by the Second World War, divided into two blocks, each in need of a revolution that would end the abuses and injustices of capitalism and the privileges of a bureaucratic caste, collective faith does not exist.
Juan Goytisolo
‘Up in the Air’ is not a political movie. It won’t be mistaken for either a Michael Moore or Any Rand polemic on capitalism.
Frank Rich
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw
If, as is certainly the case, capitalism cannot do without nationality, that is precisely why accelerating and intensifying the deterritorializing, de-ethnicizing and anti-national impulses within (but inhibited by) capitalism constitutes an anti-capitalist strategy.
Mark Fisher
A general charge of crony capitalism is easy to make. But dividing the ‘bad’ crony capitalists from the ‘good’ innovative entrepreneurs is much harder to do. And sorting them out without creating a new group of crony capitalists may be the hardest thing of all.
Chrystia Freeland
I learned to see myself and my role as a capitalist… as somebody who’s trying to harness, for myself and for society, the power of greed and the power of the will to acquire into something that makes the world a better place. That’s the version of capitalism that we want.
Guy Spier
Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
Frank Borman
If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That’s not called capitalism, that’s called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.
Michael Moore
‘The Deuce’ takes a look at the remarkable paradigm of capitalism and labor: where money goes and how it’s routed; who has power and who doesn’t; who is exploited and who’s not.
George Pelecanos
While football embarrassingly exposes the excesses of capitalism, the Olympic sports have been used to propagate the neoliberal mantra that success is simply a matter of hard work.
Mark Fisher
What’s immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands.
Susan George
There’s definitely evidence that capitalism at its most ruthless rewards psychopathic behavior. When you look at the worst corners of the American health insurance industry or the sub-prime banking market, it really feels like the more psychopathically someone behaves, the more it’s rewarded.
Jon Ronson
Whole new businesses will emerge around breakthrough products as revolutionary technologies accelerate capitalism’s creative destruction of slower industries.
Robert Kiyosaki
The whole thing is, really, money makes money. That’s the whole thing about capitalism. Without the capital, there is no -ism.
Li Lu
Obama’s capitalism is a capitalism of connections.
Sarah Palin
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.
Alice Walker
At the highest stage of capitalism, the most necessary revolution appears as the most unlikely one.
Herbert Marcuse
I’m a capitalist. I believe in capitalism. But capitalism only works if you have safety nets to deal with people who are naturally left behind and brutalized by it.
Thomas Friedman
The unambigious fact is that U.S. capitalism is a mechanism for looting the many for the benefit of the few.
Paul Craig Roberts
Once one of the most important steel manufacturing centers in the world, Braddock – what’s left of it – solemnly affirms one of the great economic maxims of our society: socialism for the rich, and capitalism for the poor.
John Fetterman
America’s real business leaders understand unless or until the middle class regains its footing and its faith, capitalism remains vulnerable.
Robert Reich
Leaving the E.U. is only the first phase of the Brexiter agenda to shake us free of the laws, rules and rights that many see as a constraint on the implementation of their frighteningly rightwing vision of Darwinian capitalism.
Gina Miller
Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions.
Barney Frank
I support engagement, diplomacy, and trade with Cuba, China, Vietnam, and many countries with less than stellar human rights records, because I believe that once enslaved people taste freedom and see the products of capitalism, they will become hungry for freedom themselves.
Rand Paul
Capitalism in Russia has spawned far more Al Capones than Henry Fords.
David Remnick
Capitalism requires individual responsibility and accou

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.
Ben Shapiro
It is my idea to make capitalism create socialism in China so that these two economic forces of human evolution will work side by side in future civilization.
Sun Yat-sen
I was born in 1948, so I’m a ’60s kid, and in the ’60s everyone talked all the time, endlessly, about socialism versus capitalism, about political choices, ideology, Marxism, revolution, ‘the system’ and so on.
Tony Judt
The journey to limit crony capitalism: It’s a journey, it’s not a destination. Slowly but surely, in India, crony capitalism has died and governance is what brings about real growth.
Rakesh Jhunjhunwala
It is because the fight against the harshest aspects of unrestricted capitalism is therefore a political problem and not an intellectual one that community action remains so essential.
Barney Frank
Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
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
Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
Alain Badiou
Our position should not be on how to eliminate the competition at all expenses, but we should focus on what we’re going to do in order to make sure that Americans turn to the road of prosperity with the trajectory of capitalism, because making a profit is not an evil.
Tim Scott
I’m convinced that there’s a new way to define capitalism, and that the definition should include three ingredients – that we love our work, that we are building a traditionally successful business, and that we are having some positive impact in the world, whether it’s local or global.
Biz Stone
The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism, the friends who decide. These are things which should be killed in Russia.
Anatoly Chubais
Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
Orson Scott Card
What we are against is the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted facts. We don’t do this with communism. We don’t do this with socialism. We don’t do this with capitalism.
Kemi Badenoch
I was guilty of judging capitalism by its operations and socialism by its hopes and aspirations; capitalism by its works and socialism by its literature.
Sidney Hook
‘Bernie versus Bernie,’ for me, is these two extremes of capitalism. It’s Bernie Sanders, the ultimate socialist, and Bernie Madoff, the ultimate capitalist.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
The malfeasance and misjudgments by our corporate, financial and government leaders, declining ethical standards, and the failure of our new agency society reflect a failure of capitalism.
John C. Bogle
New York is not the centre for American culture and art that it once was because of the forces of conservatism. Giuliani, capitalism – and then there was 9/11. I really believe that if I leave, it will suffer! Maybe that’s why I love it here, because I feel wanted.
Rufus Wainwright
I suspect that one of capitalism’s crucial assets derives from the fact that the imagination of economists, including its critics, lags well behind its own inventiveness, the arbitrariness of its undertaking and the ruthlessness of the way in which it proceeds.
Zygmunt Bauman
Let’s embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.
Maria Cantwell
The NBA has prided itself on free expression. Its players and owners have a well-earned reputation for speaking out on social justice in the United States. Sadly, it seems woke capitalism stops at the water’s edge.
Ben Sasse
I’m not a communist, of course. But I do think that everything is down to economics. Capitalism doesn’t change.
Helen Mirren
Capitalism can’t exist without demand.
Alberto Fernandez
Unlike economics, whose sole preoccupation in our finance-obsessed era is the near-term profit motive, history offers a way to place our tiny lifespans in a narrative that spans dozens of generations – perhaps even reaching into a future where capitalism is no longer our dominant form of economic organization.
Annalee Newitz