Sir John Templeton free-enterprise quotes

"This trend toward greater capitalism and freedom unleashes tremendous potential for efficiency gains and even greater wealth potential.  So does the shift away from regulation and isolation toward free trade."  (from a speech at Methodist College 17-4-1997) 

"Just over a century ago, an unknown embittered atheist in London wrote a book called "Das Kapital."  The ideas in that book caused about half the population of the world to become enslaved under soul-crushing dictators." (from a manuscript "America's answer to Karl Marx" late 1960's early 70's?)

"Nations that have lost free enterprise have, without exception, eventually lost also freedom of religion and freedom of speech.  Property rights are essential for human rights.  Under socialism, each man is a cog in a machine; but under peoples' capitalism, he is a free agent.  A man's soul can develop best if it is free; and shareownership helps to make a man free." (from a manuscript "America's answer to Karl Marx" late 1960's early 70's?)

 
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