an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
The first half of the book is concerned about the science of happiness and the morality of capitalism.
Arthur Brooks’ Road Noah Kristula-Green May 16, 2012
Having studied overseas, Kim Jong-un himself might even understand what capitalism is.
North Korean Refugees Have Mixed Emotions About Kim Jong-il’s Death B. J. Lee December 19, 2011
Ultimately, do most Americans believe more in capitalism or in labor?
Obama Pits Republicans Against the Work Ethic John Stoehr February 2, 2014
Without the carried interest rate, lobbyists will tell you with a straight face, the engine of capitalism would break down.
The Secret Billionaire Tax Break Randall Lane June 8, 2010
It’s capitalism, I suppose: if enough of your customers go crazy, you must go crazy with them.
Stock Up On Cash, Not Baked Beans David Frum May 7, 2012
For another, there was no clear-cut distinction between the capitalism that owned newspapers and the capitalism that advertised.
The Free Press Hilaire Belloc
It is a race as to whether this peninsula will be captured by communism or capitalism.
Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos
The “social question” is solved; at least we are upon the way to “social peace,” capitalism is saved, socialism is sloughed off.
Socialism and the Social Movement in the 19th Century Werner Sombart
His position was rather that Socialism must come, simply because capitalism could not last.
Socialism John Spargo
He begins to see that capitalism has its good points, after all.’
The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
Also called free enterprise, private enterprise. an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange, characterized by the freedom of capitalists to operate or manage their property for profit in competitive conditions Compare socialism (sense 1)
1854, “condition of having capital;” from capital (n.1) + -ism. Meaning “political/economic system which encourages capitalists” is recorded from 1872.
An economic and political system characterized by a free market for goods and services and private control of production and consumption. (Compare socialism and communism.)
a person who has , especially extensive , invested in business enterprises. an advocate of . a very wealthy person. Contemporary Examples When industry and farming were nationalized post-1917, it wasn’t a good time to be a capitalist. An Oscar Winner’s Secret History Henry Louis Gates, Jr. October 13, 2010 In South Korea, she also […]
pertaining to or ; founded on or believing in : a capitalistic system. Contemporary Examples We have a very global economy, human nature—it’s a capitalistic economy. Auletta and Cohan Discuss Greed and Geithner The Daily Beast April 22, 2009 More than half of Jordanians, Egyptians, Tunisians, and Lebanese respond favorably about our capitalistic model. Obama’s […]
any substance or agent that tends to produce a cancer. Contemporary Examples The coal ash deposits have heavy concentrations of hexavalent chromium, a carcinogen. Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco June 13, 2012 One study found it to be 30 times more potent a carcinogen. The […]
preventing or retarding caries.