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[mass noun] An economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state:‘an era of free-market capitalism’‘private ownership is a key feature of capitalism’
private enterprise, free enterprise, private ownership, privatized industries, the free market, individualismlaissez-faireView synonyms
- ‘Where the motive for charity is altruism, and the motive for capitalism is profit?’
- ‘With the advent of industrial capitalism most of this became a problem for the ruling class.’
- ‘Marx argued that capitalism could not be patched up to make it a fair system.’
- ‘This is the basic economic pattern of patriarchy, which is a different thing to capitalism.’
- ‘She advocates the control of the excesses of capitalism by regulation and government.’
- ‘The two crises of capitalist globalization cannot be resolved within capitalism.’
- ‘Lenin says we have to confront capitalism at a political, not just an economic, level.’
- ‘Under capitalism all profit is ultimately the result of the exploitation of the workers.’
- ‘At the heart of capitalism is an ongoing class struggle between capital and labour.’
- ‘Nor can we be said to have pure capitalism anymore than the Soviets had pure communism.’
- ‘It's said that only the united power of industrial workers can crush capitalism.’
- ‘Surely the spread of democratic capitalism can only benefit American prosperity?’
- ‘But what matters for capitalism is not just the level of profit but the rate of profit.’
- ‘Workers have always moved around the world, from the birth of industrial capitalism.’
- ‘The capitalists are seeking to integrate Europe in order to strengthen capitalism.’
- ‘Opinion is divided on how to date both capitalism and the industrial revolution.’
- ‘The only social group with the power and motivation to destroy capitalism is the working class.’
- ‘They saw it as a chance to create a third force between capitalism and Communism.’
- ‘We could also look to another source, the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith.’
- ‘If socialism was not superior to capitalism, its existence could not be justified.’
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