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A challenge with communism is that it is harder to know how to allocate capital when prices are subjective rather than the product of individual valuations.
  an economic system that abolishes private ownership of property with the goal of a classless society
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Strongly Associated with:   capitalism, socialism
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  • A challenge with communism is that it is harder to know how to allocate capital when prices are subjective rather than the product of individual valuations.
  • Capitalists defeated communists in the Cold War.
  • Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.
    John Kenneth Galbraith
  • The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.
    Martin Buber

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  • Besides, Angola is an extremely Communistic nation if you ask me.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Brunner said he was fighting because he hated Communism.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • And had I discovered if there were any communists behind the disruptions?
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • He had heard about unions; in his mind unions and Communists were linked.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • As for the Chang father, well, in 1950, the Communists cracked down on all the landlords.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • All faith in Communism and love for Russia was dead.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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  • This earned him the wrath of the Chinese Communist Party. They ... and accused him of "providing relief to the people and thereby blunting the People’s Consciousness and diverting them from the Revolution."
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • We cannot build communism without doing away with individualism.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • He hoped that the Communists would prove unable to hold the country.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Who will repay us for our homes, for the lands the Communists stole from us?
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Ah—I thought the Communists were all for violent overthrow and that sort of thing.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Martian Communists?
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • Billions of dollars flowed into our exchequer from the United States and other Western countries, as well as weapons to help the ISI train the Afghans to fight the communist Red Army.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • "She’s a communist!"
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Could it be caused by Communists?
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Their plans, they said, were to put the inmates to work in a public/private enterprise, a slick mixture of capitalism and communism.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Remember how she always used to swear you were a Communist?
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Some, including my own grandparents with their children, feared the Communists and fled to the small offshore island of Taiwan.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • We were trying to beat the communists at their own game.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • "It’s as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural market forces of supply and demand and defeat the natural human desire for freedom and opportunity," noted New York mayor Michael Bloomberg told Congress.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • There is a rumor that he crushed a communist’s windpipe with his hands.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • They called me a Communist for not being pro-war; they called me a coward for my failure to rise to the defense of my country in its hour of greatest peril.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The woman next to me at the relay bench was an intense Communist woman named Floor.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • None of these ole Communist fish eggs.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I sold capitalism to communists.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • These communists, what is it that they believe?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • She and Abdullah had married in Pakistan in the late 1970s, they have told Idris, after the communist takeover back home.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She’d say we were all going to turn communist.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • Me and Dennis weren’t for communism.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • With communism wicking across the Far East, America’s leaders began to see a future alliance with Japan as critical to national security.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Not once, however, had the communists been mentioned until today, regardless of the fact that people of such political creed were also to be punished.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • He was born in Hamburg in 1936, the son of a communist family.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • The communist guy, in chocolate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • With the break-up of communist Russia, Artemis Senior had decided to invest a huge chunk of the Fowl fortune in establishing new shipping lines to the vast continent.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • That person said, You ask for a house loan and they say no loan, because your brother is a communist.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Baba believed Carter had unwittingly done more for communism than Leonid Brezhnev.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • You’re not behaving like communists.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Like . I don’t know, communism or something.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Then, too, his brother’s talk of communism, which he had treated so lightly at the time, now made him think.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • I gather they are even vaguely pacifist, not on moral grounds but from an ingrained habit of belittling anything that concerns the great mass of their fellow men and from a dash of purely fashionable and literary communism.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Due to these lollards and communists, no doubt.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It’s full of communists and agitators, who want to, bring down the government.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • I even tried inviting him to a study session, but he refused, although in jest he began calling me the "Chinmunist," a combination of Chin and communist.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He said she was not within ten years of being qualified to meddle with his pet subject; and as it was evident that the Colonel agreed with him, she felt she could not go against them in this grave matter, and that she had no right, without Higgins’s consent, to exploit the knowledge he had given her; for his knowledge seemed to her as much his private property as his watch: Eliza was no communist.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • For me, the first sights of communist Cuba were a great relief after Haiti.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • "As if I didn’t know more about communism than they do," he said with bitter humor.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
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Associated words [difficulty]:   communism [1] , capitalism [2] , socialism [1] , Marxism [2] , theocracy [8]
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