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  • "Your money does not cause my poverty. Refusal to believe this is at the bottom of most bad economic thinking."
    P. J. O'Rourke (1947–), US humorist and journalist
    Source: Eat the Rich (1999)
  • "A community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many not the few … in which the enterprise of the market and the rigour of competition are joined with the forces of partnership and co-operation."
    Labour Party, British political party
    This new version of the Labour Party Constitution's Clause Four compares with the 1918 (revised 1928) original: To secure for workers … the full fruits of their industry and the most equitable distribution thereof that may be possible upon the basis
    Source: “Clause IV,” Labour Party Constitution (April 29, 1995)
  • "You can't get good Chinese takeout in China and Cuban cigars are rationed in Cuba. That's all you need to know about communism."
    P. J. O'Rourke (1947–), US humorist and journalist
    Source: Give War a Chance (1992)
  • "Later Marx was to recall his mother’s shrewd words, “If only Karl had made capital, instead of writing about it.”"
    Edna, Lady Healey (19182010), British author
    Source: Wives of Fame: Mary Livingstone, Jenny Marx, Emma Darwin (1986)
  • "To the ordinary working man, the sort you would meet in any pub on Saturday night, Socialism does not mean much more than better wages and shorter hours, and nobody bossing you about."
    George Orwell (19031950), British novelist, critic, and essayist
    Source: The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)
  • "Marxian Socialism must always remain a portent to the historians of Opinion—how a doctrine so illogical and so dull can have exercised so powerful and enduring an influence over the minds of men."
    John Maynard Keynes (18831946), British economist
    Source: The End of Laissez-Faire (1926)
  • "Socialism proposes no adequate substitute for the motive of enlightened selfishness that to-day is at the basis of all human labor and effort, enterprise and new activity."
    William Howard Taft (18571930), US president and chief justice
    Source: Popular Government (1913)
  • "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs."
    Karl Marx (18181883), German political and economic philosopher
    Source: Critique of the Gotha Programme (1875)

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