Anarchism and Capitalism

Anarchism and Capitalism

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This article examines anarchism vis a vis capitalism. Some anarchists advocate free-market, laissez-faire capitalism, while most anarchists oppose it. In anarchists writings concerning capitalism, one must take into account context, as the definition of capitalism has changed over time. Early anarchist movements operated with a definition unlike contemporary definitions. For example, the 1909 Century Dictionary defined capitalism as "1. The state of having capital or property; possession of capital. 2. The concentration or massing of capital in the hands of a few; also, the power or influence of large or combined capital." In contrast, the contemporary Merriam-Webster Dictionary (unabridged) refers to capitalism as "an economic system characterized by private or corporation ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision rather than by state control, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly in a free market."
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136776278
  • 9786136776279