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All about capitalism as a system, ideology, all frequently asked questions about capitalism.
Choose which do you think is the best form of capitalism. (Please take your time ,read and choose wisely, don't jump directly to a certain conclusion without knowing)
Advanced capitalism - is the situation that pertains in a society in which the capitalist model has been integrated and developed deeply and extensively and for a prolonged period. The expression advanced capitalism distinguishes such societies from the historical previous forms of capitalism, mercantilism and industrial capitalism, and partially overlaps with the concepts of a developed country, of the post-industrial age, of finance capitalism, of post-Fordism, of the spectacular society, of media culture, and of "developed", "modern" and "complex" capitalism. A key feature of advanced-capitalism is "privatism", meaning "political abstinence combined with an orientation to career, leisure and consumption" as well as "family orientation".
Anarcho-capitalism - political philosophy that advocates the elimination of the state in favour of individual sovereignty in a free market. In an anarcho-capitalist society, law enforcement, courts, and all other security services would be provided by privately funded competitors rather than through taxation, and money would be privately and competitively provided in an open market. According to anarcho-capitalists, personal and economic activities would be regulated by privately run law rather than through politics.No government should have the right to prevent another government from going into competition with it, or to require consumers of security to come exclusively to it for this commodity.""The monopoly of government is no better than any other. One does not govern well and, especially not cheaply, when one has no competition to fear, when the ruled are deprived of the right of freely choosing their rulers...The production of security inevitably becomes costly and bad when it is organized as a monopoly."
Black Capitalism - a movement among African Americans to build wealth through the ownership and development of businesses. Black Capitalism is an effort to position Blacks as the owners of land, the means of production, and businesses that own either or both. The aim of Black Capitalism is to bolster self-reliance, both individually and communally.
Capitalizm - a type of capitalism which is based on the ideas of neoliberalism. In a capitalizt nation, the government interferes in absolutely no way, neither by regulations of any kind nor by taxes or subsidies. It is similar to anarcho-capitalism and laissez-faire capitalism. Capitalizm does not involve limitation of freedom and, to the contrary, promotes the freedom of individuals to trade.
Collective capitalism - a form of capitalism that first developed in post-World War II Japan and has since spread to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and other East Asian countries. It has also been an influence on the emergence of Chinese capitalism. Collective capitalism places an emphasis on cooperative long-term relationships, resulting in an economy directed by "relational markets". An example of this is interlocking share ownership, in which many companies own shares in other companies; this results in a spirit of cooperation between the involved companies, since each has an interest in the other's performance.
Community capitalism - a system that uses focused and organized philanthropy and business investment occurring simultaneously. It focuses community resources into five key areas: place, capital, infrastructure, talent and education. The strategy holds that, in order for a community to be economically viable, it must address all five areas simultaneously.
Consumer capitalism - is a theoretical economic and social political condition in which consumer demand is manipulated, in a deliberate and coordinated way, on a very large scale, through mass-marketing techniques, to the advantage of sellers. It suggests manipulation of consumer demand so potent that it has a coercive effect, amounts to a departure from free-market capitalism, and has an adverse effect on society in general. Some use the phrase as shorthand for the broader idea that the interests of other non-business entities (governments, religions, the military, educational institutions) are intertwined with corporate business interests, and that those entities also participate in the management of social expectations through mass media.
Corporate capitalism - a capitalist marketplace characterized by the dominance of hierarchical, bureaucratic corporations, which are legally required to pursue profit. In the developed world, corporations dominate the marketplace, comprising 50 percent or more of all businesses. Those businesses which are not corporations contain the same bureaucratic structure of corporations, but there is usually a sole owner or group of owners who are liable to bankruptcy and criminal charges relating to their business. Corporations have limited liability and remain less regulated and accountable than sole proprietorships. Corporations are usually called public entities or publicly-traded entities when parts of their business can be bought in the form of shares on the stock market.
Crony capitalism - an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, special tax breaks, or other forms of dirigisme. Crony capitalism is believed to arise when political cronyism spills over into the business world; self-serving friendships and family ties between businessmen and the government influence the economy and society to the extent that it corrupts public-serving economic and political ideals.
Democratic capitalism - a political, economic, and social system and ideology based on a tripartite arrangement of a market-based economy based predominantly on a democratic polity, economic incentives through free markets, fiscal responsibility and a liberal moral-cultural system which encourages pluralism. This economic system supports a capitalist free market economy subject to control by a democratic political system that is supported by the majority. It stands in contrast to authoritarian capitalism by limiting the influence of special interest groups, including corporate lobbyists, on politics.
Eco-capitalism - the view that capital exists in nature as "natural capital" (ecosystems that have ecological yield) on which all wealth depends, and therefore, market-based government policy instruments (such as cap and trade systems) should be used to resolve environmental problems.
Finance capitalism - a term in defined as the subordination of processes of production to the accumulation of money profits in a financial system. It is characterized by the pursuit of profit from the purchase and sale of, or investment in, currencies and financial products such as bonds, stocks, futures and other derivatives. It also includes the lending of money at interest.
Financial capitalism - a form of capitalism where the intermediation of savings to investment becomes a dominant function in the economy, with implications for the political process and social evolution. In financial capitalism, financial intermediaries become large concerns, ranging from banks to investment firms, such that deposit banks attract deposits and lend out money while investment banks obtain funds on the interbank market to relend for investment purposes. Investment firms, by comparison, act on behalf of other concerns, by selling their equities or securities to investors, for investment purposes.
Global capitalism - an economic term that relates to the means that goods and services are produced and distributed throughout the world. International trade and economic globalization are the reproduction of the capitalist system, in terms of production, class and state, on a transnational level, therefour capitalism is now viewed as a truly world system.
Humanistic capitalism - a concept that seeks to marry humanism, specifically the safety and health needs of people and the environment, with an embrace of market forces and a market-based economy. Humanistic Capitalism as a socially conscious business world where investors are content to recoup their investments but do not expect additional dividends. The idea of humanistic capitalism is linked with the idea that fundamental changes must take place in economics today, as humanistic capitalism requires that there be a blending of the non-profit and for-profit sectors. If investors can accept the decrease in financial returns for those on a social level, humanistic capitalism will become a successful force in driving economic and social change. Philanthropy is a fundamental concept to humanistic capitalism.
Inclusive capitalism - a term composed of two complementary meanings: (1) poverty is a significant, systemic problem in countries which have already embraced or are transitioning towards capitalistic economies, (2) companies and non-governmental organizations can sell goods and services to low-income people, which may lead to targeted poverty alleviation strategies, including improving people’s nutrition, health care, education, employment and environment, but not their political power.
Laissez-faire capitalism - an economic environment in which transactions between private parties are free from tariffs, government subsidies, and enforced monopolies, with only enough government regulations sufficient to protect property rights against theft and aggression. The phrase laissez-faire is French and literally means "let [them] do", but it broadly implies "let it be," "let them do as they will," or "leave it alone." Scholars generally believe a laissez-faire state or a completely free market has never existed.
Late capitalism - capitalism from about 1945 onwards, with the implication that it is a historically limited stage rather than an eternal feature of all future human society. This period includes the era termed the golden age of capitalism (1945 - 1970)
Merchant capitalism - earliest phase in the development of capitalism as an economic and social system. Merchant capitalism is distinguished from the mature variety by the lack of industrialization and commercial finance. Merchant houses were backed by relatively small private financiers acting as intermediaries between simple commodity producers and by exchanging debt with each other. Thus, merchant capitalism preceded the capitalist mode of production as a form of capital accumulation.
Neo-Capitalism - an economic ideology which blends some elements of capitalism with other systems.
Regulatory Capitalism - suggests that the operation maintenance and development of the global political economy increasingly depends on administrative rules outside the legislatures and the courts. The general trend despite and beyond the process of liberalization is that of growth rather than decline of regulation. Deregulation may represent trends in some industries (notably finance) but more regulation is the general trend beyond that characterize modern and post-modern capitalism alike. Regulation in this interpretation is an instrument of organizations - states, business, civil and hybrid and is carried at all political arenas and levels.
Rentier capitalism - a property-owning social class that play no productive role in the economy per se, but who monopolize the access to physical or financial assets and technologies.
Rhine capitalism - a contemporary economic order existing primarily in Western Europe. Characteristics of Rhine capitalism are: the world of finance is more dominated by the banks instead of the stock exchanges, close relationships between banks and companies, a well-adjusted balance of power between share holders and managers, social partnership between employers and unions, employees of higher loyalty, better educated employees thanks to something like the dual education system, more regulated markets and – last but most importantly – shared values by most of the citizens regarding the ideas of equality and solidarity.
Social capitalism - a system of open markets, unambiguously regulated by an activist state, and one in which the state intervenes to reduce the greater inequalities that competitive markets will inevitably generate. The essence of social capitalism is that markets work best and output is maximized through sound social management of the macroeconomy. Social capitalism posits that a strong social support network for the poor enhances capital output. By decreasing poverty, capital market participation is enlarged.
State capitalist - commercial (profit-seeking) economic activity undertaken by the state with management of the productive forces in a capitalist manner, even if the state is nominally socialist. State capitalism is usually characterized by the dominance or existence of a significant number of state-owned business enterprises. Examples of state capitalism include Corporatized government agencies and states that own controlling shares of publicly listed corporations, effectively acting as a large capitalist and shareholder itself.
State monopoly capitalism - an environment where the state intervenes in the economy to protect large monopolistic or oligopolistic businesses from competition by smaller firms. Big businesses, having achieved a monopoly or cartel position in most markets of importance, fuses with the government apparatus. A kind of financial oligarchy or conglomerate therefore results, whereby government officials aim to provide the social and legal framework within which giant corporations can operate most effectively. This is a close partnership between big business and government[citation needed], and it is argued that the aim is to integrate labor-unions completely in that partnership.
Supercapitalism - was a concept that developed in Italian Fascism. At the stage of supercapitalism, "a capitalist enterprise, when difficulties arise, throws itself like a dead weight into the state's arms. It is then that state intervention begins and becomes more necessary. It is then that those who once ignored the state now seek it out anxiously." Supercapitalism's ideal is the standardization of the human race from the cradle to the grave. Supercapitalism wants all babies to be born exactly the same length so that the cradles can be standardized and all children persuaded to like the same toys. It wants all men to don the very same uniform, to read the same book, to have the same tastes in films, and to desire the same so-called labor-saving devices. This is not the result of caprice. It inheres in the logic of events, for only thus can supercapitalism make its plans.
Technocapitalism - (a portmanteau word combining "technology" and "capitalism", two of the most commonly used words in the social sciences) refers to changes in capitalism associated with the emergence of new technology sectors, the power of corporations, and new forms of organization. It is a new version of capitalism that generates new forms of corporate organization designed to exploit intangibles such as creativity and new knowledge.
Welfare capitalism - refers either to the combination of a capitalist economic system with a welfare state or, in the American context, to the practice of businesses providing welfare-like services to employees. Welfare capitalism in this second sense, or industrial paternalism, was centered in industries that employed skilled labor and peaked in the mid-20th century.
no capitalism
Which of economic system can be called post-capitalist(any hypothetical future economic system that is to replace capitalism as the dominant form of economic organization)?
Anarchism - free individualist economy not controlled by the state or any other authority and stateless societies based on non-hierarchical and voluntary associations opposing government authority
Communism - system operating under centrally planned economies and a state ownership of the means of production. Communism would presume the abolition of labour as a separate sphere of life one is coerced into for survival; the material means of subsistence would thus be said to be held in common.
Fascism - an economy where the government exerts strong directive influence, and effectively controls production and allocation of resources, apart from the nationalizations of some industries, fascist economies were based on private property and private initiative, but these were contingent upon service to the state
Georgism - an economic philosophy and ideology that holds that people own what they create, but that things found in nature, most importantly land, belong equally to all
Market socialism - an economic system based on public ownership or cooperative ownership of the means of production that retains monetary calculation and the market exchange.
Plutocracy - economic system based on private ownership of the means of production, usually meaning a form of capitalism or other system in which rule is directly or indirectly by the very wealthy, or the power that is provided by immense wealth.
Socialism - based on some form of social ownership, which includes varieties of public ownership and independent cooperatives, over the means of production, wherein production is carried out to directly produce use-value, usually, but not always, coordinated through economic planning and a system of accounting based on calculation-in-kind or a direct measure of labor-time.
Syndicalism - economic system proposed as a replacement for capitalism and an alternative to state socialism, which uses federations of collectivised trade unions or industrial unions. It is a form of socialist economic corporatism that advocates interest aggregation of multiple non-competitive categorised units to negotiate and manage an economy
Technocracy - a form of government in which experts in technology would be in control of all decision making. Scientists, engineers, and technologists who have knowledge, expertise, or skills, would compose the governing body, instead of politicians, businessmen, and economists.
None above, I still preffer capitalism
Your age?
Under 10
11 - 12
13 - 14
15 - 16
17
18
19 - 21
22 - 25
26 - 30
31 - 35
36 - 40
41 - 45
46 - 50
51 - 55
56 - 60
Over 60
Your gender?
Female
Male
Your location?
North America
Central America
South America
Carribean
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Scandinavia
Africa
Asia
Oceania
What is your religion?
Animist
Baha'i
Buddhist
Cao Dai
Cheondoist
Christian/Adventist
Christian/Anabaptist
Christian/Anglican
Christian/Baptist
Christian/Catholic
Christian/Evangelist
Christian/Jehovah's Witnesses
Christian/Lutheran
Christian/Methodist
Christian/Mormon
Christian/Orthodox
Christian/Pentecostal
Christian/Presbyterian
Christian/Protestant
Christian/Reformed
Christian/Other
Confucianist
Deist
Falun Gong
Gnostic
Hindu
Jainist
Judaist
Muslim/Shia
Muslim/Sufi
Muslim/Sunni
Muslim/Other
None/Agnostic
None/Antitheist
None/Apatheist
None/Atheist
None/Freethinker
None/Humanist
None/Ignostic
None/Misotheist
None/Secular Humanist
None/Secularist
None/Other
Omnitheist
Pagan
Pandeist
Panentheist
Pantheist
Santeria
Satanist
Scientologist
Shinto
Sikh
Spiritualist
Taoist
Tenrikyo
Theist
Unitarian Universalist
Vodou
Wiccan
other
What is your political ideology?
Anarchist
Ba'athist
Capitalist
Centrist
Christian Democrat
Communalist
Communist
Communitarianist
Conservative
Democrat
Fascist
Federalist
Feminist
Green
Integralist
Islamist
Jihadist
Juche
Liberal
Libertarian
Marxist
Nationalist
National-Socialist/Nazi
Populist
Republican
Separatist
Social Democrat
Social Liberal
Socialist
Toryist
Ultra-Conservative
Ultra-Nationalist
Unionist
Utilitarianist
Zionist
Other
Non-political/Apolitical/No political afiliation
"Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Property is the domination of an individual, or a coalition of individuals, over things; it is not the claim of any person or persons to the use of things"
False
Partially false
Partially true
True
"Property means the monopoly of wealth, the right to prevent others using it, whether the owner needs it or not."
False
Partially false
Partially true
True
"The rich get richer, and the poor get poorer."
False
Partially false
Partially true
True
How many social classes are in the world?
2: Rich class, Poor class
3: Upper class, Middle class, Lower class
4: Upper class, Middle class, Lower Middle class, Lower class
5: Upper class, Upper Middle class, Middle class, Lower middle class, Lower class
7: Upper class, Lower Upper Class, Upper Middle class, Middle class, Lower middle class, Upper Lower class, Lower class
8: Upper class, Lower Upper Class, Upper Middle class, Middle class, Lower middle class, Upper Lower class, Lower class, Slave class
According to the official statistics of the People's Republic of China, since the start of far-reaching economic reforms in 1978 (introduction of free market), growth has fueled a remarkable increase in per capita income and a decline in the poverty rate from 85% in 1981 to 16% in 2005. Is this capitalism?
Yes
No
People's Republic of China owns its economic boom and the fact that is the 2nd world power to free market and capitalism
True
Partially true
Partially flase
False
What economic system made the People's Republic of China the fastest growing economy and super-power that is today?
Capitalism
Communism
Market Socialism
Maoism
Socialism
"China is more capitalist than the West."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
If it wasn't for capitalism we wouldn't have rich countries.
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
During the Cold War the world was split into:
Democracies and Dictatorships
Capitalist states and Communist states
Capitalist states and Socialist states
Capitalist Democracies and Communist Dictatorships
There were many economic and financial crises in history but capitalism survived and began growing, while communist states had crumbled because of stagnation. Does this means that capitalism is better and superior to communism?
Yes
No
The current financial crisis is not the first nor the worst. Will it end and after that things will go back to normal?
Yes and capitalism will thrive
Yes but capitalism will be weakened
No, the crisis will not end as long as there is capitalism
Will you like to live in a Capitalist Paradise? (jobs, good working conditions, good wages, good quality food and products, all you can buy)
Yes
No because I am happy the way I am
No because I don't want capitalism
I'm already living in a Capitalist Paradise
What are you?
Anti-Capitalist
Pro-Capitalist
none
Capitalist countries are more free and democratic.
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
Capitalist countries are less corrupt
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism only rewards ability"
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Under capitalism, business owners are allowed to discriminate based on race, sex, and other irrelevant characteristics"
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Unrestrained capitalism leads to the destruction of the environment"
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"The essential nature of capitalism is social harmony through the pursuit of self-interest."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Under capitalism, the individual's pursuit of his own economic self-interest simultaneously benefits the economic self-interests of all others."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"In allowing each individual to act unhampered by government regulations, capitalism causes wealth to be created in the most efficient manner possible which ultimately raises the standard of living, increases economic opportunities, and makes available an ever growing supply of products for everyone."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"The free-market operates in such a way so that as one man creates more wealth for himself, he simultaneously creates more wealth and opportunities for everyone else, which means that as the rich become richer, the poor become richer."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism is implicitly based upon a world view which holds that man's mind is competent in dealing with reality, that it is morally good for each person to strive for his own happiness, and that the only proper social arrangement for men to live under is one in which the initiation of physical force is banished."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism is the only system in which freedom and liberty can really exist."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism is the only system which protects individual rights and freedom."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism is the only moral (meaning pro-human-life) social system because it safeguards a human's primary means of survival."
True
Partially true
Partially false
Partially false
"Capitalism is the complete embodiment of social justice."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"A capitalist is a person who buys in order to sell for profit."
True
Partially true
Partially False
False
"The true function of capitalists and businessmen is to raise the productivity, and thus the real wages, of manual labor by means of creating, coordinating, and improving the efficiency of the division of labor."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"An absolute democracy, which means unlimited majority rule, is incompatible with capitalism and freedom."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism leads to exploitation and depressions."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Individual rights and capitalism not only protect the individual person and property of each human being, but most importantly, they protect the individual mind of every human being."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Through upholding individual rights, capitalism recognizes the fact the each and every human being must use his own mind to grasp reality and act accordingly to better his own life.
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Capitalism is the only political system that is based upon man's true nature as a being who possesses the faculty of reason -- capitalism is the only system that recognizes that human beings can think."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Under capitalism, the majority would never be able to vote to violate the rights of the minority, no matter how large the majority or how small the minority. Individual rights would not be subject to vote."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
"Imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism."
False
Partially false
Partially true
True
"Fascism is capitalism in decay."
False
Partially false
Partially true
True
Will capitalism ever fall?
Yes
No and I don't it want to fall
No but I want it to fall
In what country do you live in?
Capitalist
Ex-communist, now capitalist
Socialist
Not capitalist
In which country would you like to live?
Anarchy
Capitalist country
Communist country
Fascist country
Socialist country
What do you think is capitalism?
A way of life
Economic ideology
Economic system
Political ideology
Socio-economic system
Socio-political ideology
Capitalism in your view
Bureaucratic
Corrupt
Cronyist
Democratic
Exploitative
Free
Ineficiant
Oppressive
Profitable
Succesful
Sustainable
Unequal
Unfair
Wasteful
Rate capitalism
Very good
Good
Good and bad
Partially good, mostly bad
Bad
How should the property be?
Individual and private property
Collective property
State property
"Property is theft."
True
Partially true
Partially false
False
Which economic system is more free and democratic?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
Which economic system is less free and most undemocratic?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
Which economic system is more stable?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
Which economic system is the most unstable?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
Which economic system is less corrupt?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
Which economic system is the most corrupt?
Anarchy
Capitalism
Communism
Fascism
Socialism
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Anti-capitalist
None
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This poll was created on 2012-10-24 10:57:16 by pollinc