(noun) “[A]n economic system in which there is private ownership (as opposed to state ownership) and where there is an impetus to produce profit, and thereby wealth” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • A (noun) capitalist advocates for (adjective) capitalistic ideologies.
  • Also called capitalist economy.

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OpenStax College. 2012. Economic Systems. Connexions, July 16, 2012. (