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A Quote by Michael Burns on rational selfishness, enlightened selfishness, ayn rand, conscious capitalism, capitalism, and reason

"I think it solidified my capitalistic thinking( Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged"), in that I believe very strongly that people are generally selfish, but that selfishness can ultimately benefit many, many people."

Michael Burns

Source: The New York Times

Contributed by: Kurt & Niki

A Quote by unknown on economy, society, and capitalism

Economy is the basis of society. When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and material, and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.

unknown

Source: Moreihei Ueshiba – The Art of Peace

Contributed by: Tansau

A Quote by Doug Moody, Dean of Punk Music on capitalism, democracy, and war

Capitalism is the bastard child of democracy.

Doug Moody

Source: Doug Moody, text from 'It Ain't My War"

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A Quote by Michael on wal-mart, capitalism, business, labor, globalization, and china

An unreflective passion for social justice may be one of the biggest obstacles to creating peace and prosperity in the 21st century. While there are most certainly factory owners in China whom we would rightly regard as criminal in their treatment of their workers, it is very important not to confuse these incidents with the phenomenon of globalization. It is a good thing that Wal-Mart is encouraging more humane standards in its supplier's factories. And yet it is also important to remember that Wal-Mart's "vast pipeline that gives non-U.S. companies direct access to the American market" is a vast pipeline of prosperity for the hundreds of millions of rural Chinese whose lives are more difficult than we can imagine.

Michael Strong

Source: TCS Daily: Forget the World Bank, Try Wal-Mart

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on capitalism, communism, freedom, government, morality, and libertarianism

If you give the government the right to determine the consumption of the human body, to determine whether one should smoke or not smoke, drink or not drink, there is no good reply you can give to people who say, "More important than the body is the mind and the soul, and man hurts himself much more by reading bad books, by listening to bad music and looking at bad movies. Therefore it is the duty of the government to prevent people from committing those faults.

And, as you know, for many hundreds of years governments and authorities velieved that it was their duty.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 22

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on socialism, capitalism, and freedom

The socialist system, however, forbids this fundamental freedom to choose one's own career. Under socialist conditions, there is only one economic authority, and it has the right to determine all matters concerning production.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 28

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A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on socialism, capitalism, and freedom

The socialist system, however, forbids this fundamental freedom to choose one's own career. Under socialist conditions, there is only one economic authority, and it has the right to determine all matters concerning production.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 28

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on socialism, capitalism, freedom, russia, and united states

Socialism in Russia has not brought about an improvement in the conditions of the average man which can be compared with the improvement of conditions, during the same period, in the United States.

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 36

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on capitalism, free markets, and market economy

Free markets. What does this system mean? The answer is simple: it is the market economy, it is the system in which the cooperation of individuals in the social division of labor is achieved by the market.    

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 17

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by Ludwig von Mises on capitalism and communism

The fact is that, under a capitalistic system, the ultimate bosses are the consumers. The sovereign is not the state, it is the people.    

Ludwig von Mises

Source: Economic Policy: Thoughts for Today and Tomorrow, Pages: 21

Contributed by: Brian

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