Quotes on Economic Power

Greater economic power will be in the hands of too few. Robert Ludlum
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To develop political and economic power in a capitalist society, you need capital. Bobby Seale
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It is economic power that determines political power, and governments become the political functionaries of economic power. Jose Saramago
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It may come as a surprise to some academics, but there is a marked relationship between economic power and political power. Michael Pare
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We need to be doing lots of other things with the resources that we have. So economic power works just as well as military power, perhaps even better. And speaking of that, our Military needs to be upgraded. Benjamin Carson
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Politics is not about power. Paul Wellstone
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Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely. Adlai Stevenson I
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The presumed causes of Americas troubles can be summed up simply: the evils of unlimited competition, and abuses by those with economic power. Charles A. Reich
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When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state ... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people. P. J. O'Rourke
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The pendulum of economic power might well begin to shift from capital back to labor. Stephen S. Roach
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China is clearly going to be the number one economic power and it is already full of potential.. with lots of population and the buying power increasing by the day. . Bernard Arnault
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So long as free land exists, the opportunity for a competency exists, and economic power secures political power. Frederick Jackson Turner
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The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people. Mao Zedong
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The clinical definition of "fascism" is when private concentrated economic power takes government away from the people, turns government into a guarantor, a subsidizer, a covering of corporate power. Ralph Nader
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Without education, we are weaker economically. Without economic power, we are weaker in terms of national security. No great military power has ever remained so without great economic power. Jon Meacham
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We should know that the American administration is very much involved with the Egyptian army. And when you talk about the Egyptian army, we don't only talk about, you know, political power, we talk about economic power. Tariq Ramadan
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Political power without economic power is sterile. Louis O. Kelso
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Everything is generated through your own will power. Ray Bradbury
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Our work has only begun. In our time we have an historic opportunity to shape a global balance of power that favors freedom and that will therefore deepen and extend the peace. And I use the word power broadly, because even more important than military and indeed economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope. Condoleezza Rice
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Canadian money is also called the loony. How can you take an economic crisis seriously? Robin Williams
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You have the economic vocabulary turning into vocabulary of deception. Michael Hudson
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What animates me in politics are the economic issues of opportunity. Ted Cruz
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By the numbers, by all the official records, here at the confluence of history, of racism, of poverty, and economic power, this is what our lives are worth: nothing. Jesmyn Ward
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If we will not endure a king as a political power, we should not endure a king over the production, transportation, and sale of any of the necessities of life. John Sherman
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Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power. Aldous Huxley
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Racial discrimination, South Africa's economic power, its oppression and exploitation of all the black peoples, are part and parcel of the same thing. Oliver Tambo
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As the world's sole remaining super power and economic powerhouses, our nation's ability to be at the forefront of innovation and production has enabled unparalleled economic success of our nation's workforce. Leonard Boswell
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Britain needs a real push. It needs nationalism. The sort of spirit that comes during a war. It needs people really to want to see the UK sitting again, maybe not as a colonial power, but as an economic power. Ratan Tata
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We will continue to deepen our engagement using every element of American power - diplomacy, military, economic development, the power of our values and our ideals. Barack Obama
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What we see happening with this Republican strategy is a willingness to threaten the very foundation of the world's greatest economic power. That is a very risky proposition. Jay Carney
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We live in a world in which celebrity recognition, media access, and power translate very quickly into political power and indeed economic power. Alexander Stille
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The combination of economic and political power in the same hands is a sure recipe for tyranny. Milton Friedman
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No economic, political or military power can compare with the power of a change of mind Willis Harman
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Need is not demand. Effective economic demand requires not merely need but corresponding purchasing power. Henry Hazlitt
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I use the word power broadly. Even more important than military and economic power is the power of ideas, the power of compassion, and the power of hope. Condoleezza Rice
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There's a lot of power in executing data - generating data and executing data. Ken Thompson
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The power to do good is also the power to do harm. Milton Friedman
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He that has one eye is a prince among those that have none. Thomas Fuller
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Some have little power to do good, and have likewise little strength to resist evil. Samuel Johnson
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Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it. Les Brown
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Excessive fear is always powerless. Aeschylus
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If the Socialism is Authoritarian; if there are Governments armed with economic power as they are now with political power; if, in a word, we are to have Industrial Tyrannies, then the last state of man will be worse than the first. Oscar Wilde
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Our society will always remain an unstable and explosive compound as long as political power is vested in the masses and economic power in the classes. In the end one of these powers will rule. Either the plutocracy will buy up the democracy, or the democracy will vote away the plutocracy. Irving Fisher
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Economic power is not the same as strength of national character. Our country may be rich in goods, but we are poor in spirit. Richard M. Nixon
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We in the West have arranged our institutions to prevent the concentration of political power. ... But we have failed utterly to prevent the concentration of economic power, or take account of how such concentration damages the conditions under which full human flourishing becomes possible (it is never guaranteed). Matthew Crawford
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Viewed as a means to the end of political freedom, economic arrangements are important because of their effect on the concentration or dispersion of power. The kind of economic organization that provides economic freedom directly, namely, competitive capitalism, also promotes political freedom because it separates economic power from political power and in this way enables the one to offset the other Milton Friedman
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Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a worldwide depression all by myself. Herbert Hoover
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Communism is an aspiration, an aspiration is an ideal, a dream, a longing of something that would be perfect, but hard to build because it has to clash with human nature and against the egotism of humans and the egotism of the elites which usually try to guarantee their own interests above those of their nations and of their own people. But they are the ones that prevail because they have the economic power, the political power and the military power. Alejandro Castro Espin
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Almost everything I tried out for I pretty much got. I landed Power Rangers, and the rest is history. Thuy Trang
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The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else! Friedrich Nietzsche
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Immortality... Is that a super power? Mark Wahlberg
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Barack Obama is an economic patriot. Ted Strickland
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We're living through the twilight of American economic dominance. Shia Labeouf
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When Mexico enjoys an economic boom while the U.S. is in dire fiscal straights, it seemed perfectly credible that Mexico would not roll out the welcome mat for unemployed Americans. Lionel Shriver
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The government built the grid to favor one industry over others. But I don't hear any conservatives screaming about that. Folks don't understand that the elite economic interests that are holding them down are also feeding them a bunch of lies. Van Jones
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I've never believed in lower wages. Never. Never believed in lower wages, I've never believed in lower wages as an economic instrument. John Howard
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Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. John Steinbeck
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Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Pope Francis
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Could it be that violence is as much a part of the American identity as the Constitution, and a vital component to its economic stability? Henry Rollins
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We need banking. I mean, right now, there are so many places in America where the banks are not doing what they need to do because they're scared of regulations, they're scared of the other shoe dropping, they're just plain scared,so credit is not flowing the way it needs to to restart economic growth. Hillary Clinton
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Power never takes a back step only in the face of more power. Malcolm X
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We must recognize that we can't solve our problems now until there is a radical redistribution of economic and political power.... a radical restructuring of the architecture of American society. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Capitalism works better from every perspective when the economic decision makers are forced to share power with those who will be affected by those decisions. Barney Frank
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To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation. J F C Fuller
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Based on all criteria - military power, economic influence, cultural dominance - America remains number one, even though other, new players are increasingly challenging it in that role. Robert Kagan
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The will to power which always emanates from individuals or from small minorities in society is in fact a most important driving force in history. The extent of its influence has up to now been regarded far too little, although it has frequently been the determining factor in the shaping of the whole of economic and social life. Rudolf Rocker
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The White House isn't the place to learn how to deal with international crisis, the balance of power, war and peace, and the economic future of the next generation. Joe Biden
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Our world faces incredible economic uncertainty. The notion of what is a super power has evolved, and who actually can carry what muscle has changed. Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
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Power at its best is love implementing the demand of justice. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Global interconnectedness has led to the emergence of a new political power, that of consumers and their associations. It is good for people to realize that purchasing is always a moral - and not simply economic - act. Pope Benedict Xvi
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There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest but also the best interests of the world. Hillary Clinton
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[Socialistic] economic planning, regulation, and intervention pave the way to totalitarianism by building a power structure that will inevitably be seized by the most power-hungry and unscrupulous. Friedrich August von Hayek
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Are we prepared to take on the enormous political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy? Bernie Sanders
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Our courts provide a neutral forum for the adjudication of disputes under the law, not based on economic or political power, on race, on sex or any other personal characteristics. Jon Kyl
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Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear. Ayn Rand
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Economic freedom is an essential requisite for political freedom. By enabling people to cooperate with one another without coercion or central direction, it reduces the area over which political power is exercised. Milton Friedman
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We've been trained to prefer being right to learning something, to prefer passing the test to making a difference, and most of all, to prefer fitting in with the right people, the people with economic power. Now it's your turn to stand up and stand out. Seth Godin
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Women need to see ourselves as individuals capable of creating change. That is what political and economic power is all about: having a voice, being able to shape the future. Women's absence from decision-making positions has deprived the country of a necessary perspective. Madeleine M Kunin
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The free market is not only a more efficient decision maker than even the wisest central planning body, but even more important, the free market keeps economic power widely dispersed. Milton Friedman
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The economic freedom which is the prerequisite of any other freedom cannot be the freedom from economic care which the socialist promise us, and which can be obtained only by relieving the individual at the same time of the necessity and of the power of choice: it must be the freedom of economic activity which, with the right of choice, inevitably also carries the risk and the responsibility of that right Friedrich August von Hayek
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