Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What's in an "-ism"?

Capitalism n
  1. The rule of money.
    imperialism, jingoism ant. socialism)
  2. Form of discrimination based on financial status.
    (compare racism, sexism, ageism)
  3. School of thought and philosophy favoured by the élite, the central tenet of which states: "we exist—primarily to acquire more money".
    (ant. egalitarianism, altruism)
  4. The art of removing money from the population.
    (compare expressionism, absurdism)
  5. The worship of money.
    (compare judaism, hinduism)
  6. A political movement seeking to give rights to capital, esp. across international borders.
    (compare feminism, liberalism)


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