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Capitalism refers to the economic system wherein decisions about production, investment, and exchange are made chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted with collective, public, or state ownership. Attributes central to capitalism are private property, the division of labor, voluntary exchange, a money price-system, and competitive markets.

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Which metrics best characterise 'socialist' and 'capitalist' economies?

I am interested in finding some metrics that capture how 'socialist' or 'capitalist' a country was throughout modern history, and to include these alongside those in the gapminder dataset, to explore ...
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(Universal) Basic Income as a type of insurance

I was thinking about UBI a lot and I can see that it has many up and down sides. What I would like to know is if there is a concept like UBI, which is not paid by the government through taxes, but ...
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Is there some evidence to support the hypothesis of Marx's commodity fetishism?

Is there some evidence to support the hypothesis of Marx's commodity fetishism? Since I find that it sounds like a true phenomenon. But a single subjective belief is not ascertaining. So is there e.g. ...