capitalism Quotes

Capitalism is a development by refinement from feudalism, just as feudalism is development by refinement from slavery . Capitalism is but the gentlemen's method of slavery.
 
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— Kwame Nkrumah
It is only the ending of capitalism, colonialism, imperialism and neocolonialism and the attainment of world communism that can provide the conditions under which the RACE question can finally be abolished and eliminated.
 
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— Kwame Nkrumah
Capitalism is based on ruthless exploitation and competition, and leads inevitably to the development of mega monopolies.
 
— Kshama Sawant
This is what happens under capitalism - as long as corporations and the super rich own the economy and the politicians, every new generation has to fight hard just to defend itself.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
Today, capitalism faces a deep structural crisis.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
For a whole historic period after World War II, US capitalism was the strongest in the world and could afford to concede rising living standards.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
The underlying issue is the system of capitalism itself, and under this system the best means for regulating or checking their power is not relying on a government which represents the interests of the rich but for millions of working people to become politically active in workplaces and communities through building unions and our own political party.
 
— Kshama Sawant
It's not just an economic crisis that capitalism has created. We also face an environmental catastrophe created by a handful of gigantic fossil fuel corporations.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
We need a break from Capitalism,
 
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— Kshama Sawant
Today, we live in a world of incredible wealth and technology, alongside the most horrendous conditions of poverty, war and environmental crisis. This is result of capitalism, a system based on prioritizing profits not human need where the wealth is concentrated in the hands of a capitalist elite.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
On the basis of capitalism, victories like raising the minimum wage are only temporary.
 
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— Kshama Sawant
Governments, existing primarily to protect and enhance capitalism, maintain their power through the use of technologies that control the populace - by bread or circuses, by war or schooling, by armies and police, all of which are enabled and empowered by technology. That is what we might call the stick part of capitalism, while the riches-for-the-few is the carrot.
 
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— Kirkpatrick Sale
My analysis, especially of the computer revolution, always comes back to capitalism. It's that economic system that has led to Western civilization's willingness to enslave ourselves to machines - because some people benefit enormously from it, while the costs are borne by other people and the planet.
 
— Kirkpatrick Sale
Easier to destroy the world than to change capitalism even one little bit.
 
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— Kim Stanley Robinson
American capitalism has helped finance the communist take over of the world. Somebody is going to answer to God for this.
 
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— Kent Hovind
If you like capitalism, you will positively love depressions, because they are one and the same, like manic-depressives and their cycles, like spouse-abusers and their storms of violence.
 
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— Kenny Smith
Is it capitalism or states that must be destroyed in order to get peace, or must both be abolished?
 
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— Kenneth Waltz
Once socialism replaces capitalism, reason will determine the policies of states.
 
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— Kenneth Waltz
Unbridled capitalism will lead to some very real problems.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Unbridled capitalism in the United States can't be sustained socially. It leads to tensions.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Marx's theory that only capitalists benefit from capitalism and workers are exploited was completely wrong. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Workers earned more as economies grew.
 
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— Kenneth Rogoff
Marriage is the last sacrament available to modern man, and with the terrible destruction of interpersonal relations by capitalism and its war-making State, it is not very available, nor is it surely enduring. But then, vision does not come with guarantees.
 
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— Kenneth Rexroth
If the central contest of the twentieth century has pitted capitalism against socialism, then F. A. Hayek has been its central figure. He helped us to understand why capitalism won by a knockout. It was Hayek who elaborated the basic argument demonstrating that central planning was nothing else but an impoverishing fantasy.
 
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— Kenneth Minogue
Capitalism is what people do if you leave them alone.
 
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— Kenneth Minogue
We're subject to the same forces of capitalism that have built the entire American economy. Strong returns induce more capital flow, which creates more competitors, and you have to evolve and get better, or you die.
 
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— Kenneth C. Griffin
From the time I first understood economic principles, I was always concerned also that any system be operated on an efficient basis, which meant decentralization because knowledge is not concentrated anywhere. It's based on motivation, and so these are the advantages of, say, the cautious case for capitalism, that the market system is efficient.
 
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— Kenneth Arrow
I think on the efficiency level, not only the distribution level, capitalism is a flawed system. It probably has the same virtues as Churchill attributed to democracy: It's the worst system except for any other. And I think that's right, but it cannot be thought that some unmitigated belief in free markets is a cure even from the efficiency point of view.
 
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— Kenneth Arrow
What if capitalism is unsustainable, and socialism is impossible?
 
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— Ken MacLeod
The American agenda is sweeping everything before it, and although it's not perfect, the EU is better on environmental issues. It's a less rapacious form of capitalism.
 
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— Ken Livingstone
Capitalism, the ogre of those protesting Wall Street, has suffered a public relations crisis in the wake of the global economic collapse. But any remedy to the systemic corruption that led to the collapse should not displace recognition that capitalism creates wealth. Capitalism, and no other economic system, has raised millions from poverty around the world.
 
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— Kathleen Parker
If I were a supervillain, I would end capitalism, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia... but I guess that's a little too obvious and not villain-y enough. Because that's actually being a superhero. I would break down poverty with my machete; I would end world hunger.
 
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— Kathleen Hanna
Everybody wasn't always wasted. Why is punk rock about getting wasted? Isn't it punk rock to be sober and change the world? I thought it was about challenging capitalism? How are you going to challenge capitalism if you're wasted?
 
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— Kathleen Hanna
In the ideology of the new Silicon Valley, work was for the owned. Play was for the owners. There was a fundamental capitalism at work: While they abhorred the idea of being a wage slave, the young men of Silicon Valley were not trying to tear down the capitalist system. They were trying to become its new masters.
 
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— Katherine Losse
My object in life is to dethrone God and destroy capitalism.
 
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— Karl Marx
There is only one way to kill capitalism - by taxes, taxes, and more taxes.
 
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— Karl Marx
Incendiary capitalism is carrying its out evil works more dangerously than ever, and is doing so in the increasingly dangerous neighborhood of the powder kegs that are the great European military powers.
 
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— Karl Liebknecht
Capitalism is war; socialism is peace.
 
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— Karl Liebknecht
The basic law of capitalism is you or I, not both you and I.
 
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— Karl Liebknecht
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business.
 
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— Karl Liebknecht
What I have learned about corporate capitalism, roughly, is that it is an act of theft, by and large, through which a very few live very high off the work, invention, and creativity of very many others. It is the Grand Larceny of our particular time in history, the Grand Larceny in which a future of freedom which could have followed the collapse of feudalism was stolen from under our noses by a new bunch of bosses doing the same old things
 
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— Karl Hess