Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates are exemplars of capitalism. Che Guevara, Leon Trotsky, and Karl Marx are pillars of communism. Each gets called "revolutionary" — so what do they have in common, aside from massive visions and egos?
All of them try to change the way regular people live in society, either by putting a computer on every desk or overthrowing the bourgeoisie.
Maybe that's why the capitalist leaders' language sounds nearly indistinguishable from the communists'. There's that and the fact that leaders — capitalist or communist — can lean on vague, euphemistic language.
To illustrate these points, we've put together the below quiz. See if you can spot which quote came from a Marxist and which came from the corner office.
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