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.
Reckless capitalism kills black people.
We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well.
Racism is very characteristic of imperialism. Racism is very characteristic of capitalism.
The point is always made that capitalism is efficient, people say ‘You might not like it, but it works.’ But Britain is not efficient.
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.
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.
‘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.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
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.
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.
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.
Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
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.
‘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.
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.
What’s immediately profitable is the only kind of logic that capitalism understands.
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.
Whole new businesses will emerge around breakthrough products as revolutionary technologies accelerate capitalism’s creative destruction of slower industries.
The whole thing is, really, money makes money. That’s the whole thing about capitalism. Without the capital, there is no -ism.
Obama’s capitalism is a capitalism of connections.
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.
At the highest stage of capitalism, the most necessary revolution appears as the most unlikely one.
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.
The unambigious fact is that U.S. capitalism is a mechanism for looting the many for the benefit of the few.
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.
America’s real business leaders understand unless or until the middle class regains its footing and its faith, capitalism remains vulnerable.
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.
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.
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.
Capitalism in Russia has spawned far more Al Capones than Henry Fords.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.
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.
Liberal capitalism is not at all the Good of humanity. Quite the contrary; it is the vehicle of savage, destructive nihilism.
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.
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.
The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism, the friends who decide. These are things which should be killed in Russia.
Unemployment is capitalism’s way of getting you to plant a garden.
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.
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.
‘Bernie versus Bernie,’ for me, is these two extremes of capitalism. It’s Bernie Sanders, the ultimate socialist, and Bernie Madoff, the ultimate capitalist.
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.
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.
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.
Let’s embrace productive capitalism, not casino capitalism, by restoring transparency and true competition in the commodities markets.
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.
I’m not a communist, of course. But I do think that everything is down to economics. Capitalism doesn’t change.
Capitalism can’t exist without demand.
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.