„In the affluent world we have had capitalism in one form or another for a couple of centuries. That is how countries of the West became "the affluent world." Capitalism has given people both the liberty and the incentive to create, produce, and trade, thereby generating preosperity.“

—  Johan Norberg, livro In Defense of Global Capitalism, In Defense of Global Capitalism

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„The history of capitalism has been so totally re-written that many people in the rich world do not perceive the historical double standards involved in recommending free trade and free market to developing countries.“

—  Ha-Joon Chang, livro Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2008), Prologue, p. 16

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„Demographics need not be destiny. The West became the best not by out-breeding the undeveloped world… but because of human capital; people of superior ideas and abilities, capable of innovation, exploration, science, philosophy.“

—  Ilana Mercer South African writer
2010s, 2015, “The ‘We Need To Have A Conversation’ Malarkey,” http://thelibertarianalliance.com/2015/03/30/the-we-need-to-have-a-conversation-malarkey/ The Libertarian Alliance, March 30, 2015.

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„What the world did not deem possible the German people have achieved…. It is already war history how the German Armies defeated the legions of capitalism and plutocracy. After forty-five days this campaign in the West was equally and emphatically terminated.“

—  Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
1940s, “Adolf Hitler’s Order of the Day Calling for Invasion of Yugoslavia and Greece,” Berlin, (April 6, 1941), New York Times, April 7, 1941

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„After the fall of communism, everybody in the world agreed that socialism was a failure. Everybody in the world, more or less, agreed that capitalism was a success. And every capitalist country in the world apparently deduced from that what the West needed was more socialism.“

—  Milton Friedman American economist, statistician, and writer 1912 - 2006
Milton Friedman: The Rise of Socialism is Absurd and There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKhfR8WC4Eo, Grand opening speech at Cato Institutes’ headquarters in Washington, D.C. (May 1993)

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„The straight world didn't end. The straight world and the other world had bled into one another and produced the world that we live in today.“

—  William Gibson American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist and founder of the cyberpunk subgenre 1948
No Maps for These Territories (2000)

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„Ah, gentlemen, if we had only been a little more dependent on this capital during the war, perhaps the world would have had different ideas as to how the war must end!“

—  Gustav Stresemann German politician, statesman, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate 1878 - 1929
1920s, Speech in the Reichstag (6 June 1924) on foreign loans to Germany, quoted in W. M. Knight-Patterson, Germany. From Defeat to Conquest 1913-1933 (London: George Allen and Unwin, 1945), p. 348

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„We must finally understand that of all the precious capital in the world, the most precious capital, the most decisive capital, is human beings […]. Cadres decide everything!“

—  Joseph Stalin General secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union 1879 - 1953
http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2495035?uid=3738776&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104844992271 A more accurate translation, with respect to the context, might read: "Cadres are the key to everything" In Russian: [...] из всех ценных капиталов, имеющихся в мире, самым ценным и самым решающим капиталом являются люди [...]. Кадры решают все! Address to the Graduates from the Red Army Academies http://marx2mao.com/Stalin/GRA35.html. (4 May 1935); Variant translation: Human resources solve all!

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„One thing we know about incentives is you can't incent a dead person. No matter what we do, Hawthorne will not produce any more works, [even if] we can give him all the money in the world.“

—  Lawrence Lessig American academic, political activist. 1961
Debate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etMwBOexmJM&t=41m with Jack Valenti at Harvard University Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society (1 October 2000)

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„Our policy was to provide an affluent life for the people. There were mistakes made in carrying it out. Several thousand people may have died.“

—  Pol Pot former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Kampuchea 1925 - 1998
Interview with Robert Whytman for The Guardian (11 December 1979)

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