Disco Boy wrote:
Yet another excellent rebuttal...and this time, with misquotes! The law firm of Gang Tyre and Brown have you scheduled for a second interview tomorrow...
That's rich, coming from someone who claims he speaks for the dead!
So, FZ wouldn't be laughing his ass off at this thread, even though most of his fans here are leftists, despite FZ's hardcore capitalist stance, not to mention that almost NO ONE here understands what Capitalism is? I bet my LIFE he would be...
You're joking, right?
Please tell me you're joking?
The psychic firm of Seers, Mystery Man, and Psychotic Arsehole....but I'm sure you've already intuited the rest of the sentence with that massive analytical thingamabobbity of yours.
It's not even the politics that you're interested in, it's WINNING the FIGHT! - count me out, I'm one of The Easybeats...
Disco boy! run to toilet and comb your hair.
Disco boy! pucker your lip, and check your shoulders,
Cause some dandruff might be hiding there.
Dicsore boy, you're the disco king!
Based on recommendations from Gang Tyre and Brown, the Utter Denial Firm of Moron and Dipshit have hired you. You start tomorrow! Congratulations!
This is what happens when people insist on using the word capitalism to apply to economic activity like a lot of people these days use classical to apply to music. It's lost it's essential meaning from when it was first coined. Capitalism becomes possible when the ability to produce surplus value significantly exceeds the social need to immediately consume it, in hand with a well established form of money wealth. Capitalism may thrive on trade, but trade in itself does not equal capitalism. Trading a sheep for some wheat does not make you a capitalist. A true, fully fledged capitalist is an entity that has accumulated enough capital in order to privately own and independently run a slice of the means of production and thereafter expand it's net worth purely from the production and accumulation of surplus value.
No polydigm, Capitalism is strictly dealing with economic activity...in its variety of forms. And capital = money. And hence ANYONE making money, whether they're poor, middle class or rich are making capital - it's not exclusive to wealthy people making it. And ONCE AGAIN, what you post above is only PART of what Capitalism or capital is...http://www.thefreedictionary.com/capitalcap·i·tal
a. A town or city that is the official seat of government in a political entity, such as a state or nation.
b. A city that is the center of a specific activity or industry: the financial capital of the world.
a. Wealth in the form of money or property, used or accumulated in a business by a person, partnership, or corporation.
b. Material wealth used or available for use in the production of more wealth.
c. Human resources considered in terms of their contributions to an economy: "[The] swift unveiling of his . . . plans provoked a flight of human capital" (George F. Will).
3. Accounting The remaining assets of a business after all liabilities have been deducted; net worth.
4. Capital stock.
5. Capitalists considered as a group or class.
6. An asset or advantage: "profited from political capital accumulated by others" (Michael Mandelbaum).
7. A capital letter.
1. First and foremost; principal: a decision of capital importance.
2. First-rate; excellent: a capital idea.
3. Relating to or being a seat of government.
4. Extremely serious: a capital blunder.
5. Involving death or calling for the death penalty: a capital offense.
6. Of or relating to financial assets, especially being or related to those financial assets that add to the net worth of a business: made capital improvements at the plant site.
7. Relating to or being a capital letter.cap·i·tal
The top part of a pillar or column.capital
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. the seat of government of a country or other political unit
b. (as modifier) a capital city
2. (Economics) material wealth owned by an individual or business enterprise
3. (Economics) wealth available for or capable of use in the production of further wealth, as by industrial investment
make capital (out) of to get advantage from
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (sometimes capital) the capitalist class or their interests capital versus labour
6. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Accounting & Book-keeping) Accounting
a. the ownership interests of a business as represented by the excess of assets over liabilities
b. the nominal value of the authorized or issued shares
c. (as modifier) capital issues
7. any assets or resources, esp when used to gain profit or advantage
8. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a capital letter Abbreviations cap cap
b. (as modifier) capital B
with a capital A, B, etc (used to give emphasis to a statement) he is mean with a capital M
1. (Law) (prenominal) Law involving or punishable by death a capital offence
2. very serious; fatal a capital error
3. primary, chief, or principal our capital concern is that everyone be fed
4. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) of, relating to, or designating the large modern majuscule letter used chiefly as the initial letter in personal names and place names and other uniquely specificatory nouns, and often for abbreviations and acronyms Compare small  See also upper case
5. Chiefly Brit excellent; first-rate a capital idea
[from Latin capitālis (adj) concerning the head, chief, from caput head; compare Medieval Latin capitāle (n) wealth, from capitālis (adj)]capital
(Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Architecture) the upper part of a column or pier that supports the entablature Also called chapiter cap
[from Old French capitel, from Late Latin capitellum, diminutive of caput head]capital
money, funds, stock, investment(s), property, cash, finance, finances, financing, resources, assets, wealth, principal, means, wherewithal, wonga (slang) The company is having difficulties in raising capital.
1. upper case, block The name and address are written in capital letters.
2. (Old-fashioned) first-rate, fine, excellent, superb, sterling, splendid, world-class
An economic system in which the means of production and distribution are privately or corporately owned and development is proportionate to the accumulation and reinvestment of profits gained in a free market.capitalism
(Economics) an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange, characterized by the freedom of capitalists to operate or manage their property for profit in competitive conditions Also called free enterprise private enterprise Compare socialism 
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003capitalism
a system of economics under which ownership of and investment in the means of production and distribution depends chiefly upon corporations and private individuals. — capitalist, n. — capitalistic, adj.
See also: Economics
a theory or system in which property and investment in business; are owned and controlled by individuals directly or through ownership of shares in companies. Cf. communism. — capitalist, n., adj. — capitalistic, adj.capitalism
noun private enterprise, free enterprise, private ownership, laissez faire or laisser faire