Talk:Capitalism

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Add a section on how Republicans are against Capitalism in their support for American protectionism? — Unsigned, by: some tosser / talk / contribs

that might be good but I think it would be better on the republican page rather than the capitalism page unless its a general trend of conservative groups around the world (also you should put four tildes (~) to sign your post so they'll know when it was messaged and who did it)Vorarchivist (talk) 04:45, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Good criticism[edit]

We quoted Strasser as Hitler. FU22YC47P07470 (talk/stalk) 17:18, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

"What exactly s capitalism?"[edit]

Am I the only one who takes issue with the contents under this subheading. This sections reads, to me, as less a definition of capitalism than a definition of free market capitalism, which is something entirely different. Free market capitalism, like socialism, are all ideologies. (Due to the abstractness of "free market", there is doubt that it even exists). Capitalism, proper, is an economic system that evolved from human interaction. It's a way of doing things, and free market capitalism, socialism etc are people's ideas of how we capitalism should operate. Therefore, I will re-write this section. Levi Ackerman (talk) 13:10, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Removed Keynes Quote[edit]

Redname took out the quote, didn't give a reason. Immediately struck me as not the kind of thing Keynes said in his work. A site called quote investigator did a dive and wasn't able to verify that Keynes ever said it. I'm inclined to not revert the removal. ikanreed 🐐Bleat at me 19:23, 2 August 2019 (UTC)

Problems in Defining Capitalism[edit]

I read this line from the current page ""it's widely recognized that capitalism developed pretty organically (with few notable exceptions like vagabond laws,[3] land appropriation and enclosure,[4] private property rights) in the 18th century"" and think "Those are some very huge 'exceptions'"...

Capitalism is a very *specific* form of economic organization with very *specific* property rules. They're not an exact match to some sort of natural rights, but they're a specific form of rules that maintains Enclosure style ownership of land by the rich, for one thing.

Two books that should be used here are The Invention of Capitalism by Michael Perelman and The Origin of Capitalism by Ellen Wood. 2604:6000:F38E:1300:E45B:8539:DDB0:4790 (talk) 12:04, 1 November 2019 (UTC)