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Few ideas are as capitalist as profit-sharing, which rewards with part of a company's earnings the people who help generate this blessed surplus.

Maverick! (1993)
My critique of the global capitalist system has three major themes. First, the system favors financial capital but financial markets are inherently unstable and global markets even more so. Second, the excessive reliance on market values and their penetration into areas where they do not properly belong has undermined the stability of our society. Third, we cannot have a global economy without a global society.

'The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered' (1998)
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.
Every economy exists, no matter what the level of democracy, has elements of crony capitalism. It's - given human nature and given the democratic structures, which we all, I assume, adhere to, that is an inevitable consequence.
Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
Capitalism, wisely managed, can probably be made more efficient for attaining economic ends than any alternative system yet in sight.

The End of Laissez-Faire (1926)
This is called capitalism. We create a product called Windows. Who decides what's in Windows. It's the customers who buy Windows.
Capitalism has shortfalls. It doesn't necessarily take care of the poor, and it underfunds innovation, so we have to offset that.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries
The myth of unlimited production brings war in its train as inevitably as clouds announce a storm
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."