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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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Rubble, then, is an excellent monograph that will be of the utmost interest to scholars concerned with the study of the idea of space and history, their interactions, and their social production (and destruction), with special emphasis on a critique of the capitalistic and modernist views of history, and of space as a receptacle for disposable people and resources.
They then augmented these funds through profitable investments--again demonstrating artisans' ability to adapt to changing circumstances resourcefully and with a capitalistic instinct of sorts.
The real locus of capitalistic economic development lay in just such local responses to market opportunities, and especially in the trade networks created by custom millers and by general storekeepers.
What is clear, however, is that Negri's concept of the caesura between modernity and postmodernity and its corresponding conceptual edifice is predicated on maintaining this Eurocentric bias: the immaterial and cognitive basis of 'frictionless capitalism' (Bill Gates) immanently realized in the social forms of capitalistic production, so important for Negri, needs the resolutely modern form of material production to remain fixed in the periphery: where are the sweatshops to be located that give First World economies its service orientated economic structure?
Today, the same capitalistic countries are reaching out to China to bail them out.
With the socio-economic context of craft capitalism firmly established, Kristofferson argues that both master and journeymen forged a particular craft culture, one that emphasized "mutualism" in social relations rather than adversarial capitalistic competition.
With this proper moral foundation, we can proceed to a sound, capitalistic health care system.
It seems such a destructive thing to tear the outsides of a building where so many generations of drinkers have shared countless conversations over the fabric of existence only to replace it with such a soulless void of capitalistic dining.
The notion of job creation in the letter writer's capitalistic cocoon is dissipating before his eyes.
So how do we thrive in a capitalistic society without selling our souls for successive generations?
Labour leader James Larkin called him a "bloodsucking capitalistic vampire".
She now says she loves the English lifestyle, as it's "not as capitalistic as America", which is a bit rich coming from an actress who earns squillions per film.