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Capitalism is, fundamentally, an economic system that promotes inequality. Annalee Newitz

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Unlike economics, whose sole preoccupation in our finance-obsessed era is the near-term profit motive, history offers a way to place our tiny lifespans in a narrative that spans dozens of generations - perhaps even reaching into a future where capitalism is no longer our dominant form of economic organization. Annalee Newitz

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Liberal capitalism is not perfect, but compared to the other 'isms,' it's far superior. Ayaan Hirsi Ali

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Well, capitalism is a big problem, because with capitalism you're just going to keep buying and selling things until there's nothing else to buy and sell, which means gobbling up the planet. Alice Walker

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The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism, the friends who decide. These are things which should be killed in Russia. Anatoly Chubais

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There are no two countries with the same style of economic mechanism, with the same capitalism. Anatoly Chubais

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Financial crises are an unfortunate but necessary consequence of modern capitalism. Andrew Lo

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I love the way capitalism finds a place - even for its enemies. Banksy

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You know capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it's really let us down. Bill Gates

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Capitalism has worked very well. Anyone who wants to move to North Korea is welcome. Bill Gates

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There are people who don't like capitalism, and people who don't like PCs. But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft. Bill Gates

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Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that. Bill Gates

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We have to find a way to make the aspects of capitalism that serve wealthier people serve poorer people as well. Bill Gates

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Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism. Bill Gates

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Capitalism is at least tolerable, which cannot be said of Socialism or Communism. Benjamin Tucker

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Capitalists seem uninterested in capitalism, even as eager entrepreneurs can't get financing. Businesses and investors sound like the Ancient Mariner, who complained, 'Water, water everywhere - nor any drop to drink.' Clayton Christensen

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When it comes to rapacious 19th century capitalism, my family's hands are clean. Calvin Trillin

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Fashion is capitalism, and it will be fixed by what the market demands. Cameron Russell

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Crony capitalism is much easier than competing in an open market. But it erodes our overall standard of living and stifles entrepreneurs by rewarding the politically favored rather than those who provide what consumers want. Charles Koch

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Conservatives have no understanding of modern capitalism. They have a distorted understanding of the traditional values they claim to defend. Christopher Lasch

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In the last quarter of the eighteenth century bourgeois Europe needed to emancipate itself from that combination of feudalism and commercial capitalism which we know as mercantilism. C. L. R. James

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Capitalism has socialized production. It has brought thousands of people together in the factory and involved them in new social relationships. C. L. R. James

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I don't think that capitalism should be unbridled, if by 'unbridled' you mean unregulated. Chris Patten

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If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say: the process whereby American girls turn into American women. Christopher Hampton

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The great thing about capitalism is that it's a system that works. Danny Meyer

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I wish we questioned the aid model as much as we are questioning the capitalism model. Sometimes the most generous thing you can do is just say no. Dambisa Moyo

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You'll notice that for many progressives, taking from the rich is not simply a necessity of budgeting but a moral imperative and a tool to institute fairness that capitalism supposedly hasn't. David Harsanyi

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Capitalism and the market are presented as synonymous, but they are not. Capitalism is both the enemy of the market and democracy. David Korten

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Capitalism in Russia has spawned far more Al Capones than Henry Fords. David Remnick

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Corporatist attitudes against capitalism came to the fore in the 1920s. Corporatists, with their conservative values, hated the invasion of towns and regions by new businesses, upsetting traditional ways, wealth and status. Edmund Phelps

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