Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will
do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for
centuries. It is an invention of civilization.
Mikhail Gorbachev (June 8,
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Samual Butler (1885)
The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate
at a profit.
Samuel Gompers (1908)
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker,
that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest.
We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never
talk to them of our own neccessities but of their advantages.