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Capitalism Quotes: My Favorites

Capitalism is by far the best economic system that we've come up with. And I like to hear quotes from people talking about it or glorifying it. You don't exactly hear the glorification that often today on television or even in conversations with people. Typically the usual whining about it. So I hope you enjoy them.

"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

"History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom."
-- Milton Friedman

"America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages, and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way."
-- Ayn Rand

"Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot. Others look on it as a cow they can milk. Not enough people see it as a healthy horse, pulling a sturdy wagon."
-- Winston Churchill

"Capitalism is our only moral system. All other systems take advantage of man's rights and liberties."
-- Ayn Rand

"By virtue of exchange, one man's prosperity is beneficial to all others."
-- Frederic Bastiat

There are plenty of more capitalism quotes that I like, but I only have so much room and so much time to present them to you. I thought I'd leave you with an interesting video. Keynes and Hayek rap about economics.


clay barham said…
Ayn Rand has little affinity for the Republicans, more with the libertarian 19th century Democrats who followed Jefferson and Madison. (See The Changing Face of Democrats on Amazon and The modern Democrats follow Robespierre and Marx, while Republicans hang with Hamilton, Clay, Lincoln and TR, all interventionists. She identifies with the result and not the cause, when we consider the Pilgrims, their Geneva Bibles and the foundation of American law.

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