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Capitalism is a system of economics where you invest 'capital' into ventures and get money (more than your investment) if it succeeds. It is a system that rewards people with ideas. People who spew the whole: rich get richer, poor get poorer are slightly off. If you have an idea, you can get rich. In other systems, like communism or socialism, you have no way to improve your lot in life, but with capitalism, you at least have a chance
capitalism doesn't exist only to feed fat greedy wealthy white men.

N. Korea=less wealthy than America
by b0rees November 04, 2004
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Terrible system where a lucky few are born into obscene wealth while the average person has to work 8 hours a day just to stay alive and those who can't find work starve to death.
We must never abandon capitalism because I deserved all 100 million of my dollars because I got lucky and was born into a rich family.
by Eddy December 23, 2003
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Something I'd probably advocate if what the rich wanted us to believe was actually true, that the poor are lazy and the rich are hard working.
Moron: I'm a capitalist because I know that every poor person is lazy and that if I work hard, I'll be rich because only hard workers get rich.
Smart guy: So the rich never screw anyone over to get there?
Moron: Not at all! Don't let those stupid liberals convince you otherwise.
Smart guy: You think capitalism is perfect?
Moron: Yes!
by blackwhitebrown9 November 06, 2010
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Capitalism is the refinement of all the ills of the free market -- such as the "bottom line" being more important than people, the emphasis on using money as the basis for measuring values, and the constant need for more and more that drives the system.

Capitalism is an inhuman force that pushes millions into poverty. It is a force that leads a small group of extremely powerful men to dominate the majority. In the quest for power, the capitalist not only rapes and pillages a few small villages and towns. The capitalist rapes entire markets and nations. This creates resentment for the wealthy. Because of this, the capitalist resents the majority in return, and fears them, too. Capitalists use their resources to isolate and protect themselves from the ever-increasing amount of victims tha they leave behind; they spend more and more on body guards and security to protect themselves from both real and imagined threats.

A capitalist society is a society ruled by money. The poor, which do not have access to the capital, are bantied about by economic forces. They are unwitting stooges, devoid of free will and hope. Capitalism is a society where an extremely small group of people live in unimaginable luxury and elegance while the rest of the world wallows in environmental degradation and increasing squalor. It is a society where the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful. It is a system where the ruling elite use their insider connections to grind the rest of the world under its heels. It is a world of monopoly, insider trading, financial scams and outright theft. Capitalism is an imbalanced mechanism for distributing power where the rich get richer and the poor to get poorer. The Wealthy capitalists use the government to do their bidding, whether they are stealing property from the less powerful by having the government take it over by imminant domain, and handing it over to themselves, or using our military to overthrow a poor nation that uninvites their industries in favor of local businesses.

Capitalism leaves, in it's wake, shattered lives, iniquity, and an uncaring attitude towards people.
Capitalism is the refinement of all the ills of the free market -- such as the "bottom line" being more important than people, the emphasis on using money as the basis for measuring values, and the constant need for more and more that drives the system.
by MarxistLore September 18, 2005
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In which the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.
The current world is in capitalism.
by GUK February 10, 2006
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A form of government based entirely on the foundation of greed.
USA fat ass mcdonald munching pigs going for more oil in Iraq. Fighting for their so called "freedom".
What the hell is "freedom" anyway in USA?
by Uberman November 16, 2003
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A pyramid scheme. Trust me on this one. That's all it really is.
The word is so naturalized that it would be impossible to give an example. But just look at the American Dream, the disparities between rich and poor, and all the third world countries. You'll then get a picture of what "Capitalism" really means, and how it's essentailly a euphemism for what could be more acurrately described as a sort of pyramid scheme.
by b-dalt March 30, 2005
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