Capitalism

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Capitalism is an economic system based on some very simple principles:

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>

Further reading

Wikipedia on Capitalism

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