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capitalism
used in The Fountainhead

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an economic system based on private ownership of property and businesses, and on voluntary exchange in a competitive environment — with the belief that voluntary exchanges harness inborn self-interest in millions of decisions that benefit society
  • Once, in a basement beer joint, he heard a truck driver denouncing Gail Wynand as the worst exponent of capitalistic evils, in a language of colorful accuracy.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (81% in)
  • On the other hand I heard that some screwy bunch of cafeteria radicals called 'The New League of Proletarian Art' tried to enlist in support of Howard Roark—they said he was a victim of capitalism—when they should have known that Hopton Stoddard is their champion.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (47% in)
  • But I don't like it when it's that new intelligentsia slang that people seem to be going for nowadays: Gail Wynand, the exploiter, Gail Wynand, the pirate of capitalism, Gail Wynand, the disease of an era.
    3.7 — Part 3 Chapter 7 (85% in)
  • —but since I am an inhibited capitalist, I shall not do so.
    4.4 — Part 4 Chapter 4 (97% in)
  • She said the stranglehold of reason upon words is like the exploitation of the masses by the capitalists.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (53% in)
  • All the rest is capitalistic ostentation.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (60% in)
  • It's your nature that's too fine for the brute competition of our capitalistic system.
    4.6 — Part 4 Chapter 6 (93% in)
  • A crossword puzzle gave the definition of "obsolescent individuals" and the word came out as "capitalists."
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (51% in)
  • "We have it from an unimpeachable source," wrote a radical newspaper, "that Cortlandt was only the first step in a gigantic plot to blow up every housing project, every public power plant, post office and schoolhouse in the U.S.A. The conspiracy is headed by Gail Wynand—as we can see—and by other bloated capitalists of his kind, including some of our biggest moneybags."
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (71% in)

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