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
Getting fucked.
You know what capitalism is? Getting fucked - Tony Montana
by Tony Scarface Montana September 18, 2008
A system based on private property except only 1% of people are able to have that private property by leeching off from the other 90% labor.
What did Capitalism achieved in Russia that 70 years of "Communism" never could?

Make "Communism" look good!
by Joe lider February 03, 2010
The social system that centers on the production and accumulation of wealth. Originates from the latin word "capita" which means "head" as in "heads of cattle".
Capitalism cannot easily fail, as it can rename "wealth" to whatever is suitable to ensure its survival.
by The eternal grunt May 27, 2004
A dirty business
*nico bellic put a dollar into a vending machine*
*the machine swallow the cash but doesn't give out the canned drinks it contains*

nico: capitalism is a dirty business
by Haradrim September 19, 2011
A system of :

Screw the people.

Screw the government.

Screw the earth.
Profit = Yes.

People = Herds of cows used to be subliminally socialized to eat shit (see silicon dioxide, ammonium sulfate, etc), drink shit (Potassium Benzoate, etc), use shit (see Titanium dioxide, Propylene glycol, etc), get shit (see v984 advanced ipod), get more shit, make shit (see underpaid factory workers, outsourced jobs), do shit to other people, allocate who gets what shit (see demographic targetting, CEO $10bil, Employee $16/hr)

People = expendable mindless machines that need to consume as much shit as possible to generate dough (see tobacco) before they decay/die/deform due to carcinogens or some random-named unarticulable compound with adverse effects; entities that need to perform as much shit as possible in a finite amount of time; entities that need to be told to do nothing in order to do shit by using dough (see weight loss pills, automated services, work from home google ads, etc) ; entities that can be profited from by irrationality (see stock market)

Governments = An entity that needs dough to burn to perform social services, underground operations, propagandization but funded by private-sectored corporations, businesses, sponsorships, etc that use the above system to maximize profits
Continued...
Earth = A seemingly vast, infinite space of abundant resources to drill, eat, poke, cut, slice, chop, dice, burn, farm, blow up from which can be employed by expendable mindless machines (see foreign workers) to get from and to produce the necessary shit (see goods and services) by which other expendable mindless machines (see marketers) try to sell shit to other expendable mindless machines (see consumers) to invest in expendable mindless's machines (see stock market) capability to sell shit by which expendable mindless machines don't really need but perceive the need anyways despite having a miserable quality of life even after purchasing shit that rusts out in 6 months or have not been used

~ Capitalism
by Rich Businessman November 28, 2010
Legalized Stealing.
Capitalism: in 1955, administration made 30 times as much as basic employees. Now, administration makes 300 times as much as employees.
by themanclaw March 20, 2010

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