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Interest of• Bilderberg/2019
• Andrew Shonfield

"Capitalism is a system that rewards privatisation of gain and socialisation of cost, and then gives the winners the wealth to buy political power to entrench the system. A recipe for omnicide": Adrian John Culey on Twitter.[1]


A 2018 Gallup poll found that only 45% of younger US citizens were positive about capitalism.[2]

A 2016 study by Stanford researchers found that those entering the workforce today "are far less likely to earn more than their parents when compared to children born two generations before them."[3]


Related Quotations

2020“As the Establishment feels its grip slipping, as people wake up to the appalling economic exploitation by the few that underlies the very foundations of modern western society, expect the methods used by the security services to become even dirtier. You can bank on continued ramping up of Russophobia to supply “the enemy”. As both Scottish Independence and Jeremy Corbyn are viewed as real threats by the British Establishment, you can anticipate every possible kind of dirty trick in the next couple of years, with increasing frequency and audacity.”Craig MurrayDecember 2018
Eugene V. Debs“Getting a living under capitalism... is so precarious, so uncertain, fraught with such pain and struggle that the wonder is not that so many people become vicious and criminal, but that so many remain in docile submission to such a tyrannous and debasing condition.”Eugene V. Debs
Yanis Varoufakis“The problem with capitalism is not that it is unfair but that it is irrational, as it habitually condemns whole generations to deprivation and unemployment and even turns capitalists into angst-ridden automata, living in permanent fear that unless they commodify their fellow humans fully so as to serve capital accumulation more efficiently, they will cease to be capitalists. So, if capitalism appears unjust this is because it enslaves everyone; it wastes human and natural resources; the same production line that pumps out remarkable gizmos and untold wealth, also produces deep unhappiness and crises.”Yanis Varoufakis18 February 2015


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Brexit reveals Corbyn to be the true moderateblog post12 September 2019Jonathan CookIt is time to stop acting like zealots for neoliberalism, squabbling over which brand of turbo-charged capitalism we prefer, and face up to our collective responsibility to change our and our children’s future.