Profit over people
A handful of corporations and financial institutions command an ever-greater concentration of economic and political power in an assault against markets, democracy, and life.
Capitalism that was driven by the new technologies led to a society that was far more based on the concept of laissez-faire and the idea that each man should care for himself and his own family. In other words, the new technology and economy were setting the stage for the competitive and selfish traits of human nature to prevail.
Accumulation by dispossession is a concept ... which defines the neoliberal capitalist policies in many western nations, from the 1970s and to the present day, as resulting in a centralization of wealth and power in the hands of a few by dispossessing the public of their wealth or land. These neoliberal policies are guided mainly by four practices: privatization, financialization, management and manipulation of crises, and state redistributions.
Profit-seeking in the banking and health care industries has victimized Americans. Now it's beginning to happen in education, with our children as the products. ... Charter Schools Have Not Improved Education ... The Profit Motive Perverts the Goals of Education ... Advanced Profit-Making: Higher Education ... Lower-Performing Children Left Behind.
Capitalism requires a constantly expanding production and consumption of goods, which can only be achieved through the increased exploitation of the planet's natural resources at an unsustainable rate. Because of this reality, sustainable development cannot be achieved without a dramatic reduction in the levels of production and consumption, which directly contradicts the growth logic that drives capitalism.
When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.
They then visited other organisations to learn more about how American capitalism was run and regulated.
Medvedev has learned what most capitalist CEOs have known for years.
Saudi Arabia ... plans to be among the first echelon of advanced capitalistic industrial countries...
The transnational capitalist class is laying the foundation for the privatization of the world.