Anti-capitalism encompasses a wide variety of movements, ideas and attitudes that oppose capitalism.
State monopoly capitalism
The theory of state monopoly capitalism was initially a Marxist doctrine popularised after World War II.
Wage labour (also wage labor in American English) is the socioeconomic relationship between a worker and an employer, where the worker sells their labour under a formal or informal employment contract.
Capital: Critique of Political Economy
Capital: Critique of Political Economy (German: Das Kapital, Kritik der politischen Ökonomie, pronounced [das kapiˈtaːl]; 1867–1883) by Karl Marx is a foundational theoretical text in communist philosophy, economics and politics.
A free market is a system in which the prices for goods and services are determined by the open market and consumers, in which the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority.
Globalization or globalisation (see spelling differences) is the process of international integration arising from the interchange of world views, products, ideas, and other aspects of culture.
A market economy is an economy in which decisions regarding investment, production, and distribution are based on market determined supply and demand, and prices of goods and services are determined in a free price system.
Means of production
In economics and sociology, the means of production are physical, non-human inputs used for the production of economic value, such as facilities, machinery, tools, infrastructural capital and natural capital.
Monetarism is a school of thought in monetary economics that emphasizes the role of governments in controlling the amount of money in circulation.
Social market economy
The Social Market Economy (SOME) (German: Soziale Marktwirtschaft) is a social and economic system combining free market capitalism which supports private enterprise, alongside social policies which establish both fair competition within the market and a welfare state.
The Nordic model (also called Nordic capitalism or Nordic social democracy) refers to the economic and social policies common to the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland and Sweden).
In sociology, industrial society refers to a society driven by the use of technology to enable mass production, supporting a large population with a high capacity for division of labour.
Objectivism (Ayn Rand)
Objectivism is a philosophical system developed by Russian American writer Ayn Rand (1905–1982).
Deregulation is the process of removing or reducing state regulations, typically in the economic sphere.
Dirigisme or dirigism (from French diriger, meaning "to direct") is an economic system where the state exerts a strong directive influence over investment.
Corporate capitalism is a term used in social science and economics to describe a capitalist marketplace characterized by the dominance of hierarchical, bureaucratic corporations.
In economics, a price system is a component of any economic system that uses prices expressed in any form of money for the valuation and distribution of goods and services and the factors of production, and the price system will only function in the setting of Economic liberalism of the political economy of liberal democracy.
Religious views on capitalism
Religious views on capitalism have been philosophically diverse, with numerous religious philosophers defending the natural right to property, while simultaneously expressing criticism at the negative social effects of materialism and greed.
Commercialism is the application of both manufacturing and consumption towards personal usage, or the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of free enterprise geared toward generating profit.
Pink capitalism (also called rainbow capitalism and sometimes gay capitalism) is a term used to describe, from a critical perspective, the incorporation of the discourses of the LGBTIQ movement and sexual diversity to capitalism and the market economy, especially including the gay, cisgender, western, white, and upper middle class man standard.
Perspectives on capitalism
Throughout modern history, a variety of influential perspectives on capitalism have shaped modern economic thought.
Capital accumulation (also termed the accumulation of capital) is the dynamic that motivates the pursuit of profit, involving the investment of money or any financial asset with the goal of increasing the initial monetary value of said asset as a financial return whether in the form of profit, rent, interest, royalties or capital gains.
Anarchism and capitalism
Anarchism is generally defined as the political philosophy which holds the state to be undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, or alternatively as opposing authority and hierarchical organization in the conduct of human relations.
Economic historians use the term merchant capitalism to refer to the earliest phase in the development of capitalism as an economic and social system.