Adam Smith is known as the father of capitalism. Karl Marx is the father of communism -- basically, the anti-Adam Smith. So why do some of their quotes sound so similar? So similar, in fact, that a certain Smith quote is often misattributed to Marx.
This quote is all over the Internet as belonging to Marx, but it was Smith who actually made the statement in \"The Wealth of Nations.\" Marx later quoted Smith in his work \"Capital: A Critique of Political Economy.\"
This is Marx.
Is Marx being sarcastic here? We can't tell.
Aristotle. We like his thinking.
Smith. Things haven't changed much in 250 years, have they?
Geez, that Marx is kind of a downer, isn't he?
Very good point, Adam Smith.
This is Thomas Jefferson. So would he have been on Marx's side? Or Smith's? We can't even tell anymore.
OK, OK. Some people say Obama's a socialist, but this is a bit extreme. Marx said this one.
This is Smith. If that's true, then we believe we'll have some more!