Doing well is the result of doing good. That's what capitalism is all about. Ralph Waldo Emerson
History suggests that capitalism is a necessary condition for political freedom. Clearly it is not a sufficient condition. Milton Friedman
It has been true in Western societies and it seems to be true elsewhere that you do not find democratic systems apart from capitalism, or apart from a market economy, if you prefer that term. Peter L. Berger
Capitalism knows only one color: that color is green; all else is necessarily subservient to it, hence, race, gender and ethnicity cannot be considered within it. Thomas Sowell
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. Bertrand Russell
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
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone. John Maynard Keynes
Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class. Al Capone
Capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away. Fidel Castro
For capitalism, war and peace are business and nothing but business. Karl Liebknecht
I am going to fight capitalism even if it kills me. It is wrong that people like you should be comfortable and well fed while all around you people are starving. Sylvia Pankhurst
If allowed to run free of the social system, capitalism will attempt to corrupt and undermine democracy, which is after all not a natural state. John Ralston Saul
Fascism is capitalism plus murder. Upton Sinclair
Fascism is capitalism in decay. Vladimir Lenin
If it were necessary to give the briefest possible definition of imperialism, we should have to say that imperialism is the monopoly stage of capitalism. Vladimir Lenin
In the Soviet Union, capitalism triumphed over communism. In this country, capitalism triumphed over democracy. Fran Lebowitz
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
The cure for capitalism's failing would require that a government would have to rise above the interests of one class alone. Robert Heilbroner
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Winston Churchill
The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm, capitalism is that kind of a system. Milton Friedman
There is a serious tendency toward capitalism among the well-to-do peasants. Mao Tse-Tung
This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it. Al Capone
The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility. Susan Sontag
Under capitalism each individual engages in economic planning. George Reisman
Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, just the opposite is true. John Kenneth Galbraith or Polish Proverb ... take your pick
Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden. Orson Scott Card
The market is not an invention of capitalism. It has existed for centuries. It is an invention of civilization. Mikhail Gorbachev
You can talk about capitalism and communism and all that sort of thing, but the important thing is the struggle everybody is engaged in to get better living conditions, and they are not interested too much in government. Bernard Baruch
Because Capitalism provides you with the opportunity to go out there and buy the crap you want.
Sales of luxury doomsday bunkers up 1,000%
And U.S. companies selling doomsday bunkers are seeing sales skyrocket anywhere from 20% to 1,000%.
Northwest Shelter Systems, which offers shelters ranging in price from $200,000 to $20 million, has seen sales surge 70% since the uprisings in the Middle East, with the Japanese earthquake only spurring further interest. In hard numbers, that's 12 shelters already booked when the company normally sells four shelters per year.
"Sales have gone through the roof, to the point where we are having trouble keeping up," said Northwest Shelter Systems owner Kevin Thompson.
UndergroundBombShelter.com, which sells portable shelters, bomb shelters and underground bunkers, has seen inquiries soar 400% since the Japanese earthquake. So far sales of its $9,500 nuclear biological chemical shelter tents are at an all-time high -- with four sold in California last week, compared to about one a month normally.
Hardened Structures said inquiries have shot up about 20% since the earthquake -- particularly for its apocalyptic 2012 shelters, radiation-protection tents, and nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC) air filters.
Whether you need it or not.
As opposed to the crap some government guy thinks you ought to have.
GM sells just 281 Chevy Volts in February, Nissan only moves 67 Leafs
Peruse Chevrolet's February sales release, and you'll notice one number that's blatantly missing: how many Chevy Volts were sold. The number – a very modest 281 – is available in the company's detailed data (PDF), but it apparently isn't something that GM wants to highlight. Keeping the number quiet is understandable, since it's lower than the 321 that Chevy sold in January.
Nissan doesn't have anything to brag about here, either (and it avoided any mention of the Leaf sales in its press release). Why? Well, back in January, the company sold 87 Leafs. In February? Just 67. Where does that leave us?
Well, here's the big scorecard for all U.S. sales of these vehicles thus far:
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