Part of New York is now represented in the U.S. Congress by this profoundly ignorant person. Here is her full quote: “And so I do think that right now we have this no-holds-barred, Wild West hyper-capitalism. What that means is profit at any cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world, and it will not always exist in the world. When this country started, we were not a capitalist [nation], we did not operate on a capitalist economy.”
The truth and history is that in 1776 and prior to that Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson and other founders were in direct communication. Adam Smith is the author of THE seminal book of capitalism, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations. That book is available for free online and in almost all U.S. libraries, or you can read the very large size original first edition in giant font at the Scottish National Library in Edinburgh, Scotland.