Definition of 'capitalism'
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The moth was more of a threat to global capitalism. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If his existential enemy is modern capitalism, his intellectual foe is the liberal apologist. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Most feel that there is something profoundly wrong with global capitalism - but no one offers an easy alternative. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It should strike a chord with all who wish to see modern capitalism serving broader human ends. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is part of the cycle of capitalism that businesses collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And he valued the great stability and freedom of democratic capitalism more than any theory or idea. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Socialism was not just an aesthetic but an alternative economic system to capitalism. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The nature of capitalism in its competitive stage promoted such a compromise. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)Note that the same charge could not have been made under conditions of competitive capitalism. The Making of Neoclassical Economics (1990)It must remain a competitive centre of capitalism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This perspective emphasizes the production of housing and its integration into the financial and economic system of capitalism. Home-ownership - differentiation and fragmentation (1990) Western capitalism may be looking sickly. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Most economists agree that massive government spending is largely responsible for this improved performance of American capitalism. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)Such are the murky origins of modern Russian capitalism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Thanks also to global capitalism, that freedom is not going away. Christianity Today (2000)The rise of global capitalism continues apace, in the strangest of places. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was based on a restructuring of American capitalism. DOT.CON (2001)But he also had it in for Western capitalism. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It is not a crisis of global capitalism, but a failure of one sector within it. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This book is concerned primarily with our present economic system, capitalism. Property and Prophets: The Evolution of Economic Institutions and Ideologies (1995)I am appalled that so few serious business leaders stand up to defend business and capitalism in a coherent way. Times, Sunday Times (2015)And it has consistently championed business success and capitalism in an enthusiastic way, which was always a recipe to appeal to the self-made. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'capitalism'
British English: capitalism /ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm/ NOUN
Capitalism is an economic and political system in which property, business, and industry are owned by private individuals and not by the state.
Nobody ever said capitalism was fair.
- American English: capitalism
- Arabic: رَأْسُمالِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: capitalismo
- Chinese: 资本主义
- Croatian: kapitalizam
- Czech: kapitalismus
- Danish: kapitalisme
- Dutch: kapitalisme
- European Spanish: capitalismo
- Finnish: kapitalismi
- French: capitalisme
- German: Kapitalismus
- Greek: καπιταλισμός
- Italian: capitalismo
- Japanese: 資本主義
- Korean: 자본주의
- Norwegian: kapitalisme
- Polish: kapitalizm
- European Portuguese: capitalismo
- Romanian: capitalism
- Russian: капитализм
- Spanish: capitalismo
- Swedish: kapitalism
- Thai: ระบบทุนนิยม
- Turkish: kapitalizm
- Ukrainian: капіталізм
- Vietnamese: chủ nghĩa tư bản
Definition of capitalism from the Collins English Dictionary
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