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Capitalism means free enterprise, sovereignty of the consumers in economic matters, and sovereignty of the voters in political matters. Socialism means full government control of every sphere of the individuals life and the unrestricted supremacy of the government in its capacity as central board of production management. Bureaucracy p. 10 Capitalism vs. Socialism
A society that chooses between capitalism and socialism does not choose between two social systems; it chooses between social cooperation and the disintegration of society. Socialism is not an alternative to capitalism; it is an alternative to any system under which men can live as human beings. Human Action p. 676; p. 680 Capitalism vs. Socialism
There is simply no other choice than this: either to abstain from interference in the free play of the market, or to delegate the entire management of production and distribution to the government. Either capitalism or socialism: there exists no middle way. Liberalism p. 79 Capitalism vs. Socialism
The salesman thanks the customer for patronizing his shop and asks him to come again. But the socialists say: Be grateful to Hitler, render thanks to Stalin; be nice and submissive, then the great man will be kind to you later too. Omnipotent Government p. 53 Capitalism vs. Socialism
The issue is always the same: the government or the market. There is no third solution. Planned Chaos p. 28 Capitalism vs. Socialism
If one rejects laissez faire on account of mans fallibility and moral weakness, one must for the same reason also reject every kind of government action. Planning for Freedom p. 44 Capitalism vs. Socialism
Tyranny is the political corollary of socialism, as representative government is the political corollary of the market economy. Planning for Freedom p. 218 Capitalism vs. Socialism
For it is an essential difference between capitalist and socialist production that under capitalism men provide for themselves, while under Socialism they are provided for. Socialism p. 405 Capitalism vs. Socialism
Liberalism and capitalism address themselves to the cool, well-balanced mind. They proceed by strict logic, eliminating any appeal to the emotions. Socialism, on the contrary, works on the emotions, tries to violate logical considerations by rousing a sense of personal interest and to stifle the voice of reason by awakening primitive instincts. Socialism p. 460 Capitalism vs. Socialism
The desire for an increase of wealth can be satisfied through exchange, which is the only method possible in a capitalist economy, or by violence and petition as in a militarist society, where the strong acquire by force, the weak by petitioning. Socialism p. 335 Capitalism vs. Socialism
Capitalism and socialism are two distinct patterns of social organization. Private control of the means of production and public control are contradictory notions and not merely contrary notions. There is no such thing as a mixed economy, a system that would stand midway between capitalism and socialism. Anti-Capitalistic Mentality, The pp. 64-65 Capitalism vs. Socialism