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Category: Capitalism

More Regulation- Less Capitalism

“I think we had quite enough capitalism in the last eight years; I think we need some regulation now.”

- Howard Dean , Said in an interview with Jason Lewis on CNBC, May 9, 2009.

We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets

“To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk- rock performance poets. We smoked cigarettes and wore leather jackets. At night, in the dorms, we discussed neocolonialism, Franz Fanon, Eurocentrism, and patriarchy. When we ground out our cigarettes in the hallway carpet or set our stereos so loud that the walls began to shake, we were resisting bourgeois society’s stifling conventions. We weren’t indifferent or careless or insecure. We were alienated. But this strategy alone couldn’t provide the distance I wanted, from Joyce or my past. After all, there were thousands of so- called campus radicals, most of them white and tenured and happily tolerant. No, it remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.”

- Barack Obama

We must build on the wealth that open markets have created

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth that open markets have created, and share its benefits more equitably. Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development. But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few, and not the many.

- Barack Obama , July, 24 2008.

Down with Capitalism

“Free enterprise really means rich people getting richer: they have the freedom to exploit and psychologically rape their fellow human beings in the process…Capitalism is destroying the earth.”

- Helen Caldicott

Free markets are bad.

“The unfettered free market has been the most radically disruptive force in American life in the last generation.”

- Hillary Clinton

Fight capitalism.

“[T]he world needs Cuba to go on fighting and demonstrating a viable alternative to the globalization of the capitalist system.”

- Dean Saitta

I hope to see the end of capitalism.

“I am hopeful about the possibilities but not optimistic that in my lifetime I will see the demise of capitalism, corporations and wage slavery.”

- Robert Jensen

Advocating Marxism.

“I think Marxist theory and political practice are more relevant now than ever, given the global dominance of the capitalist mode of production and American imperialism.”

- James Holstun

Capitalism is the problem; socialism is the solution.

“[T]he problem is capitalism. [T]he only solution, as difficult as this may be to contemplate at the present time [March 2005], is socialism.”

- John Bellamy Foster , March 2005.

There are too many rich people.

“Actually, the problem in the world is that there is much too many rich people.”

- Paul Ehrlich , 1990.