capitalist society


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capitalist society

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capitalism

any society based on a capitalist economy or where capitalist ownership of the means of production plays a principal role. See CAPITALISM AND CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION.
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The rules of capitalist society favored by cultural evolution are at loggerheads with the socialist instincts hardwired into us by biological evolution.
The 2008 financial crisis is a recent example of a commercial crisis faced by capitalist society that threatened its existence.
Marx suggested not only that workers feel compelled to struggle against the power of capital, but that in so doing they begin to create modes of existence which also offer a virtuous alternative to the egoism characteristic not only of capitalist society generally, but also of working-class life within that society more specifically.
Current capitalist society is so permeated by the production of useless and destructive stuff that it is possible to decrease industrial production simultaneous with an increase in the quality of life globally.
LIKE it or not, presumably we have to accept that we live in a capitalist society.
LIKE it or not, presumably we have to accept that we live in a capitalist society. Why is it, then, that those who accept this now complain that the private companies to whom we have sold nearly all of our previously publicly-owned utilities, and whose shares many of them have no doubt purchased, are busy increasing their prices simply in order to make more profit and fat bonuses for senior executives?
In these respects as well as in their gross manifestations of sexism and racism, sports, and particularly professional/spectator sports, reflects nothing more than the capitalist society of which they are part.
Such a depiction leaves the reader, as an individual within a capitalist society, with a sense of hopelessness as to how to stop this juggernaut called capitalism.
To be value productive the factor must be both abstract-general (for it is in the form of abstract constituents, money and capital, that wealth in capitalist society is measured) and concrete-useful (for the furnishing of concrete use values to sustain human life, as in all human societies, must necessarily remain the by-product of augmenting value).
Over time, the German scholar came to understand how capitalist society capitalist society forced a breach in how people live and work to create the world around them.
The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Thomas Hoenig, said that big banks in the nation were a threat to the American capitalist society.
This was mainly because the public became increasingly aware that the concept of racism, served as a smokescreen, behind which the errors of capitalist society and the shortcomings of politicians were concealed.