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Capitalist

A person who believes in or is involved with an economic system in which the means of production are privately held. In capitalism, the most important of the means of production is money, rather than land (as in feudalism) or labor (as in socialism). That is, the ability to raise and use money for the production of goods and services is more important than owning the land from which goods come, or the ability to work in order to create a good or service. As a result, government policies generally target the regulation (or not) of money and its uses rather than those of property and/or labor. While capitalism is often associated with laissez-faire policies, governments in capitalist countries often involve themselves. The appropriate amount of government intervention in a capitalist system remains hotly debated.
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Capitalistically produced commodities have dramatically altered the sphere of consumption.
In the author's account, the nuns were, indeed, ascetic and disciplined, but they were also capitalistically minded and actively contributed to the economic success of colonial society.
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Yet, forms of pyramid schemes continue to appear on a regular basis in capitalistically sophisticated places like Canada as well as in essentially naive former Communist countries like Russia and, most recently, Albania.
I think government right now is trying to figure out capitalistically, how to do it for less, and I think they're finding that you can't," Blackshear said.
Berghahn sees real progress in the standard of living and the modes of life in European societies where government intervention controlled the "vagaries of capitalistically organized markets" (p.