"Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn't run on greed? You think Russia doesn't run on greed? You think China doesn't run on greed? What is greed? "
— Milton Friedman
"So you think that money is the root of all evil? Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?"
— Ayn Rand
"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
"In the search for social justice, progressives favor equal outcomes over equal opportunity. This inevitably leads to a depressed economic environment as all incentive to take risk to advance is removed and innovation stagnates. Compare East Germany and West Germany while the Berlin wall was up. East was more socialist and West was more capitalist. People weren't fleeing to the East, they were fleeing to the West."