Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite.

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006) Canadian-American economist, diplomat, author
A Life in Our Times, ch. 22 (1981)

Variant: "Under capitalism, man exploits man. And under Communism it is just the reverse." Galbraith refers to it as an old Polish joke.
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 26-Oct-11
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