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  Capitalism - MSN Encarta
Although rooted in antiquity, capitalism is primarily European in its origins; it evolved through a number of stages, reaching its zenith in the 19th century.
The thrust toward capitalism from the 13th century onward was furthered by the forces of the Renaissance and the Reformation.
Unlike the capitalism of Adam Smith, the fundamental focus of mercantilism was on the self-interest of the sovereign (that is, the state), and not the self-interest of the individual owners of economic resources.
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 capitalism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Capitalism has existed in a limited form in the economies of all civilizations, but its modern importance dates at least from the Industrial Revolution that began in the 18th cent., when bankers, merchants, and industrialists—the bourgeoisie—began to displace landowners in political, economic, and social importance, particularly in Great Britain.
Capitalism stresses freedom of individual economic enterprise; however, government action has been and is required to curb its abuses, which have ranged from slavery (particularly in Britain and the United States) and apartheid (in South Africa) to monopoly cartels and financial fraud.
Capitalism does not presuppose a specific form of social or political organization: the democratic socialism of the Scandinavian states, the consensus politics of Japan, and the state-sponsored rapid industrial growth of South Korea while under military dictatorship all coexist with capitalism.
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 Capitalism, by Robert Hessen: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics: Library of Economics and Liberty
Capitalism, a term of disparagement coined by socialists in the midnineteenth century, is a misnomer for "economic individualism," which Adam Smith earlier called "the obvious and simple system of natural liberty." Economic individualism's basic premise is that the pursuit of self-interest and the right to own private property are morally defensible and legally legitimate.
Marxist philosopher Herbert Marcuse proclaimed that the real evil of capitalism is prosperity, because it seduces workers away from their historic mission—the revolutionary overthrow of capitalism—by supplying them with cars and household appliances, which he called "tools of enslavement." Some critics reject capitalism by extolling "the simple life" and labeling prosperity as mindless materialism.
They attract capital from thousands (sometimes millions) of investors who are strangers to each other and who entrust their savings to the managerial expertise of others in exchange for a share of the resulting profits.
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 Capitalism - Anarchopedia
These are capital accumulation and specialization or Economic growth, changing levels of individual wealth and income or Economic mobility, unequal distribution of wealth, Entrepreneurial networks and social arrangements, and the existence of a labor market with its attendant unemployment.
It is possible that capitalism is a local optimum or maximum, but this is dependent on the valuation of the goals for the distribution of wealth, such as the goodness of equal distribution or the reduction of waste.
Since capitalism is a word which is considered both an epithet and a compliment, and because of the diversity of both ideology and theory involved, the use of the word often reduces to, alternately a straw man or a shibboleth, used to damn or justify almost any imaginable policy choice or social arrangement.
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 Definition of Capitalism
It is important to define "Capitalism" correctly because a proper definition is a prerequisite to a proper defense.
Capitalism is the only moral political system because it is the only system dedicated to the protection of rights, which is a requirement for human survival and flourishing.
Capitalism should be defended vigorously on a moral basis, not an economic or utilitarian basis.
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 Capitalism FAQ: Theory
Capitalism recognizes that it is just for a man to keep what he has earned and that it is unjust for a man, or group of men, to have the right to what other people have earned.
Capitalism is the only system which protects individual rights and freedom, but the variety of political systems which violate individual freedom are numerous: socialism, communism, fascism, Nazism, absolute monarchies, military dictatorships, theocracies, or the welfare state are all systems which infringe upon individual rights, which means they institutionalize the initiation of force against their citizens.
In particular, her connection of capitalism to individual rights, and her recognition that individuals have the moral right to live for their own sake makes her philosophy of Objectivism of utmost importance for a thorough and consistent defense of capitalism.
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 Urban Dictionary: capitalism
Capitalism is grounded in the concept of fo' real enterprise, which argues that the man's intervention in the economy should be restricted and that a free market, based on supply and demand, will ultimately maximize consumer dough.
Capitalism stresses freedom of individual economic enterprise; however, government action has been and is required to curb its playa-hating, which have ranged from slavery (particularly in Britain and the United States), haxors(In Diablo and CS servers), and apartheid (in South Africa) to monopoly cartels and financial fraud.
Capitalism does not presuppose a specific form of social or political organization-type shit: the democratic socialism of the Scandinavian states, the consensus politics of Japan, and the state-sponsored rapid industrial growth of South Korea while under military pwnage all coexist with capitalism.
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 Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual (human) rights, including property rights, in ...
Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual (human) rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.
Capitalism is a social system based on the recognition of individual rights, including property rights, in which all property is privately owned.
The Capitalism tour is an excellent presentation that highlights the foundations of capitalism.
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 Capitalism - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The pivotal text for understanding Capitalism is Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations", which outlined how capitalism would inevitably result in the rise of empires, the growth in free trade and the mysterious career of Alan Thicke.
The primary difference between Capitalism and other economic systems is that other systems revolve around the institution of slavery-the practice of forcing individuals to work under threat of physical harm, or even death.
Capitalism used to be opposed by Communism, which believes that all letters should be brought together as equals.
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 IRSP: Capitalism
Thus the tendency is for capital to be centralised in fewer and fewer larger firms.
The growth of Monopoly Capitalism led to such phenomena as the creation of international monopolies, the large-scale export of capital to extend the activities of monopolies, the acquisition of colonies and spheres of influence by the national states that backed the national monopolies.
The term "State Monopoly Capitalism" is used to denote the form of development of Monopoly Capitalism in the period since the Second World War.
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 capitalism@Everything2.com
Capitalism has been characterized by a tendency toward the concentration of wealth, the growth of large corporations, etc. that has led to economic inequality, which has been dealt with usually by increased government action and control.
Capitalism seeks to advance society by the pursuit of self-interest, the basic idea being that as an individual creates more wealth for himself, he is also creating more wealth and opportunities for his fellow men.
In Capitalism, Debt-Backed currency is centrally planned and managed by a central bank (Federal Reserve/ECB, etc.), and thus allows the slaves to self manage and plan production under the illusion of a free market and the belief they have choice.
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 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
It may be that elements of capitalism are seen by some in Europe as morally wrong in the same way that birth control or nuclear power or sweatshops are seen by some as simply wrong in spite of the consequences of barring them.
The textbook capitalism of Schumpeter and Hayek means opening up the economy to new industries, opening industries to start-up companies, and opening existing companies to new owners and new managers.
I conclude that capitalism is justified--normally by the expectable benefits to the lowest-paid workers but, failing that, by the injustice of depriving entrepreneurial types (as well as other creative people) of opportunities for their self-expression.
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 Capitalism
Capitalism is based on the same principle as mercantilism: the large-scale realization of a profit by acquiring goods for lower prices than one sells them.
Capitalism as a way of thinking is fundamentally individualistic, that is, that the individual is the center of capitalist endeavor.
Capitalism as a way of thinking is fundamentally based on the Enlightenment idea of progress; the large-scale social goal of unregulated capitalism is to produce wealth, that is, to make the national economy wealthier and more affluent than it normally would be.
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 Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics
It argues that in its logically consistent form of laissez-faire capitalism—that is, with the powers of government limited to those of national defense and the administration of justice—capitalism is a system of economic progress and prosperity for all, and is a precondition of world peace.
Because its advocacy of capitalism is based in large measure on the author's own, original contributions to economic theory, this is a book that the professional economist can profit from as much as the general reader.
Capitalism's value as a treatise that provides a comprehensive, logically consistent view of the economic world cannot be overstated.
www.capitalism.net   (1965 words)

  
 Capitalism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Probably a majority of historians have seen capitalism as reaching its fullest development in the course of the Industrial Revolution and have treated the earlier period as part of a long transition between feudalism and capitalism.
Marxist historians have identified a series of stages in the evolution of capitalism for example, merchant capitalism, agrarian capitalism, industrial capitalism and state capitalism and much of the debate on origins and progress has hinged on differing views of the significance, timing and characteristics of each stage.
Given this perspective, it is primarily the emergence of a dominant class of entrepreneurs supplying the capital necessary to activate a substantial body of workers, which marks the birth of capitalism.
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 Frequently Asked Questions about Capitalism :: The Center for the Advancement of Capitalism
Capitalism is the one system that leaves everyone free to rise by his own efforts.
Capitalism recognizes their right to make such irrational decisions—but it does not grant them the right to escape the consequences of their irrationality.
Answer: The essence of capitalism is man’s attempt to improve his environment—but not in the sense meant by the environmentalists.
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 Internet Archive: Details: Capitalism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Of course, the idea that American capitalism is the best economic system in the world is not questioned for a second, nor are any drawbacks to capitalism mentioned, though many benefits are.
They can't agree on what exactly makes capitalism so wonderful, but there is no doubt they love capitalism and weenies, and that the government's main purpose is to protect and promote the interests of capitalist weenies.
Capitalism is one of many "free-enterprise education" films released in the first few years of the Cold War.
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 Amazon.com: Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics: Books: George Reisman   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Reisman's ringing manifesto for laissez-faire capitalism free of all government intervention is at once a conservative polemic and a monumental treatise, brimming with original theories.
Capitalism, which appeared in 1998, is the life work of George Reisman, an economist unfortunately hardly known, who teaches at a private American university.
The consequence of Marxism allied to a hugely diminished understanding of Capitalism in the opening decades of the twentieth century was the adoption of John Maynard Keynes' Keynesianism and its massively destructive influence on the freedom and prosperity of westerners.
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For example, there are very few people who are twice as high, as average, or who can run twice as fast or have twice as high an IQ.
The fact that capitalism doesn't distribute wealth in a similar fashion must mean that people are not rewarded according to their productivity, or they do not exhibit their full productivity under capitalism.
Free market theories are often used in which voluntary economic exchange is seen as leaving both parties better off as both would not be trading unless the outcome of the trade was an improvement for both.
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