Capitalist


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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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Cutting-edge ideas which identify a problem and provide a unique, workable solution are the domain in which the venture capitalist functions, he said, adding that NEEI has received around 200 business plans from prospective entrepreneurs in the region.
He is so wary of powerful venture capitalists that he remained anonymous until last month.
Such conferences are a kind of audition, he explains, "where you pay a modest fee of $500 to $1,500 and get 10 minutes to make a presentation in front of a group of venture capitalists.
The survey confirms that an active relationship is valued by both the CEO and the venture capitalist," said Allan Ferguson, senior partner of global venture capital and private equity firm 3i.
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Most of them concluded that Marx was right: the old feudal aristocracy of the Middle Ages was gradually being superseded by the wealth and acquisitiveness of an advancing class of capitalists and that the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England were critical in that transition This explanatory framework, however, was challenged by a subsequent generation of historians, who often pointed to the resilience of the old order and to a lack of capitalist consciousness among the new order, and who, in contrast to the older generation, seemed eager to show that little changed in history.
Owing to a perhaps inevitable economic slowdown after more than a decade of unprecedented prosperity and the dreadful events of September 11, the United States--most of the capitalist world in fact--is drifting into a recession.
The intelligence, charisma, talent, speaking ability, reputation, accomplishments, and personality of the entrepreneur are all important to the venture capitalist.
I HAVE been backing or not backing Venture Capitalist throughout his career ever since he caught my eye as a two-year-old.
This essay is however focused on the last sequence of this trajectory when industrialization linked to the capitalist mode of appropriation/production was initiated, leading to the emergence and consolidation of the modern nation-state.