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In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. - Fran Lebowitz
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Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. - Abraham Lincoln
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It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country. - Adam Smith
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Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks. - Al Franken
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Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. - Andrew Carnegie
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The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none. - Andrew Jackson
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Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed. - Arthur Schopenhauer
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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. - Bertrand Russell
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I think capital punishment works great. Every killer you kill never kills again. - Bill Maher
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Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society. - Edmund Burke
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Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away. - Fidel Castro
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I find capitalism repugnant. It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating... because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition. - Fidel Castro
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My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious. - Fidel Castro
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They talk about the failure of socialism but where is the success of capitalism in Africa, Asia and Latin America? - Fidel Castro
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I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it. - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force. - George Bernard Shaw
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High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. - Henry A. Kissinger
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Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty. - Henry Ford
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The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life. - Henry Ford
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The biggest - one of the biggest barriers to driving economic growth is the capital gains tax rate. I propose taking it to zero. - Herman Cain
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Globalization has changed us into a company that searches the world, not just to sell or to source, but to find intellectual capital - the world's best talents and greatest ideas. - Jack Welch
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I should not regret a fair and full trial of the entire abolition of capital punishment. - James Madison
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The tax on capital gains directly affects investment decisions, the mobility and flow of risk capital... the ease or difficulty experienced by new ventures in obtaining capital, and thereby the strength and potential for growth in the economy. - John F. Kennedy
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Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. - John Maynard Keynes
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The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. - John Maynard Keynes
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The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods. - John Maynard Keynes
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When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use. - Joseph Stalin
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Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks. - Karl Marx
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Capital is money, capital is commodities. By virtue of it being value, it has acquired the occult ability to add value to itself. It brings forth living offspring, or, at the least, lays golden eggs. - Karl Marx
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Capital is reckless of the health or length of life of the laborer, unless under compulsion from society. - Karl Marx
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Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer. - Karl Marx
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In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and has no individuality. - Karl Marx
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Machines were, it may be said, the weapon employed by the capitalists to quell the revolt of specialized labor. - Karl Marx
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While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser. - Karl Marx
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If capital and labor ever do get together it's good night for the rest of us. - Kin Hubbard
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Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. - Mahatma Gandhi
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There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. - Mao Tse Tung
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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
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Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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I think Barack Obama is a socialist. I think he cares for his country - don't get me wrong about that - but I think he truly misunderstands what this country was based upon, the values that America was based upon, which was free enterprise and having the ability to risk your capital and having a chance to have a return on your investment. - Rick Perry
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Capitalism should not be condemned, since we haven't had capitalism. - Ron Paul
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It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize. - Theodore Roosevelt
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Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital. - Thomas Jefferson
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Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps. - Vladimir Lenin
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Fascism is capitalism in decay. - Vladimir Lenin
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Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners. - Vladimir Lenin
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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. - Vladimir Lenin
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The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency. - Vladimir Lenin
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I think the most important factor in getting out of the recession actually is just the regenerative capacity of - of American capitalism. - Warren Buffett
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The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. - Winston Churchill
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