The destruction of the natural world is not the result of global capitalism, industrialisation, 'Western civilisation' or any flaw in human institutions. It is a consequence of the evolutionary success of an exceptionally rapacious primate. Throughout all of history and prehistory, human advance has coincided with ecological devastation.
Capitalism is an organized system to guarantee that greed becomes the primary force of our economic system and allows the few at the top to get very wealthy and has the rest of us riding around thinking we can be that way, too - if we just work hard enough, sell enough Tupperware and Amway products, we can get a pink Cadillac.Michael Moore
Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man; Communism is the exact opposite.
I think it is important for all those young out there, who someday hope to play real football, where you throw it and kick it and run with it and put it in your hands, a distinction should be made that football is democratic, Capitalism, whereas soccer is a European socialist sport.
Schumpter's daring and dashing entrepreneur is now a legendary figure from the distant past - if not from the mythology of Capitalism - or is to be found only in the demimonde of business, founding new ice cream parlors or "deep freeze subscription clubs".paul a. baran
"American Capitalism has helped finance the communist take over of the world. Somebody is going to answer to God for this."kent hovind
If you want to see the acceptable face of Capitalism, go out to an oil rig in the North Sea.William Randolph Hearst
It is generally conceded that mercantile Capitalism preceded and prepared the ground for modern industrial Capitalism.roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
Whatever his merits as an economist, Hume's place as one of the foremost exponents of Capitalism is clearly established. His views on the landed interest and his recognition of self-interest and his desire for accumulation as the driving forces of economic activity in his time helped to consolidate the forces that were struggling to add political power to the economic supremacy which they had already achieved.roll, eric, baron roll of ipsden
Like many works of literature , Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth , prestige , and power . But the ordinary business of Capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production .
Massive concentration of financial power, accompanied by the machinations of finance capital, can as easily de-stabilize as stabilize Capitalism.
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 .
Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.Frank Borman
Capitalism is not an economic system, but a world-outlook, or rather, a part of a whole world-outlook.
In the usual (though certainly not in every) public decision on economic policy, the choice is between courses that are almost equally good or equally bad. It is the narrowest decisions that are most ardently debated. If the world is lucky enough to enjoy peace, it may even one day make the discovery, to the horror of doctrinaire free-enterprisers and doctrinaire planners alike, that what is called Capitalism and what is called socialism are both capable of working quite well.john kenneth galbraith
Competition-ruthless, unforgiving, to-the-death competition-is a crucial feature of Capitalism.jim stanford
The alarm must be sounded because it is the economic and social system of Capitalism and imperialism that prevents the urgently needed full mobilization of the potential economic surplus and the attainment of rates of economic advancement that can be secured with its help.paul a. baran
The neoliberal utopia of unrestrained Capitalism is being created by a war against the poor and the commons. In fact, the "new enclosures" are a sign that the struggles that marked the birth of Capitalism are still very much alive.david mcnally
I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and Capitalism because it favors exploitation.bertrand russell
American Capitalism finds its sharpest and most expressive reflection in the American cinema.
The struggle between the opponents and defenders of Capitalism is a struggle between innovators who do not know what innovation to make and conservatives who do not know what to conserve.
In both theory and practice the SPGB was an extreme manifestation of the pre-1917 Marxist tradition. Its function was to educate the workers in the intractability of Capitalism and the hopelessness of all trade union action or reform: its medium was the streetcorner pitch where speakers would harangue passers-by and sell the Socialist Standard . Since prospective members were examined for their knowledge of Marxism and ability to speak in public, and since they prided themselves on their ‘scientific socialism’, propagandists of the SPGB enjoyed a reputation as formidable Marxist purists.