Capitalism is an economic system based on some very simple principles:
- Creating scarcity is essential to sustain economic growth;
- The means of production are private property;
- The main purpose of producing goods or services is profit.
Models of Sharing and Capitalism
What is the relationship between sharism and capitalism. Does it exclude each other, or can it co-exist in the same system? Or are they complementary? Or is it maybe a combination of both?
Free Software is both inside and outside capitalism. On one hand, the social basis for Free Software clearly would not exist without a flourishing capitalism... On the other hand, Free Software is outside of capitalism because of the absence of scarcity and [because it is based on] self-unfolding instead of alienated labor in a command economy. -- Stefan Merten of the group Oekonux <ref>Free Software and GPL Society - Interview with Stefan Merten, Oekonux, Germany. By Joanne Richardson, November 2001</ref>
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