„Capitalism is commodity production at the highest stage of development, when labor power itself becomes a commodity. The growth of internal exchange, and particularly of international exchange, is a special feature of capitalism. The uneven and spasmodic character of the development of individual enterprises, of individual branches of industry and individual countries, is inevitable under the capitalist system.“
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
Source: Imperialism, The Highest Stage of Capitalism (1917), Chapter Four, "The Export of Capital"