“Praxagora: I want all to have a share of everything and all property to be in common; there will no longer be either rich or poor; I shall begin by making land, money, everything that is private property, common to all.
Blepyrus: But who will till the soil?
Praxagora: The slaves.”
Ecclesiazusae, line 590-591 & 597-598 & 651 - Ecclesiazusae (392 BC)
“Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.”
―John Maynard Keynes
As quoted in: "Christianity and human relations in industry" (1951) by Sir George Schuster, p. 109
“Each pursues his own theory, little solicitous to correct or improve it by an attention to what is advanced by his opponents.”
An Essay on The Principle of Population (1798), Chapter I
Discourses, Book I, ch. 24
Bio: Aristophanes, son of Philippus, of the deme Cydathenaus, was a comic playwright of ancient Athens. Eleven of his 40 plays survive virtually complete. These, together with fragments of some of his other plays, provide the only real examples of a genre of comic drama known as Old Comedy, and they are used to define the genre.