Statements by economists. These are from an email newsletter I get from Information Clearing House

Few trends could so thoroughly undermine the very foundations of our free society as the acceptance by corporate officials of a social responsibility other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible.
– Neo-liberal economist Milton Friedman – in his 1962 book Capitalism and Freedom

Capitalism is the extraordinary belief that the nastiest of men for the nastiest of motives will somehow work for the benefit of all.
– John Maynard Keynes

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man’s oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
– John Kenneth Galbraith, economist and author