An economic system based on private, rather than state, ownership of businesses, factories, transport services, etc, with free competition and profit-making.
Elaine Higgleton, Howard Sargeant, Anne Seaton (1992) Chambers Pocket Dictionary. p. 128. Lemma "Capitalism"
If you want to see the acceptable face of capitalism, go out to an oil rig in the North Sea.William Randolph Hearst
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.winston churchill
The new community which the capitalists are now constructing will be a very complete and absolute community; and one which will tolerate nothing really independent of itself.
In the 1980s capitalism triumphed over communism. In the 1990s it triumphed over democracy and the market economy.David Korten
In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality.karl marx
All people, however fanatical they may be in their zeal to disparage and to fight capitalism, implicitly pay homage to it by passionately clamoring for the products it turns out.ludwig von mises
The first condition for the establishment of perpetual peace is the general adoption of the principles of laissez-faire capitalism.ludwig von mises
[Capitalism is] an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state.
When I say capitalism, I mean a full, pure, uncontrolled, unregulated laissez faire capitalism, with a separation of state and economics, in the same way and for the same reasons as the separation of state and church.Ayn Rand
Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.
In a capitalist society, all human relationships are voluntary. Men are free to cooperate or not, to deal with one another or not, as their own individual judgments, convictions and interests dictate.
Capitalism is organised crime, and we are all its victims.
[Capitalism is] an economic system based on private ownership, competition, and a free market
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.
I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation.bertrand russell
You have to choose (as a voter) between trusting to the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government. And, with due respect for these gentlemen, I advise you, as long as the Capitalist system lasts, to vote for gold.
Production for sale in a market in which the object is to realize the maximum profit is the essential feature of a capitalist world-economy. In such a system production is constantly expanded as long as further production is profitable, and men constantly innovate new ways of producing things that will expand the profit margin.
Capitalism has always been a failure for the lower classes. It is now beginning to fail for the middle classes.howard zinn
What they have to discover, what all the efforts of capitalism's enemies are frantically aimed at hiding, is the fact that capitalism is not merely the 'practical,' but the only moral system in history.Ayn Rand
It is the fundamental wisdom of the capitalist system that it functions irrespective of the wisdom or the stupidity of the capitalists.
Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. But even Capitalist cynicism will admit that however unconscionable we may be when our own interests are affected, we can be most indignantly virtuous at the expense of others.