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capitalism
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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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
  • I hate Monopoly, but even a capitalist board game was welcome— relief from the more strenuous activities my cousins subjected me to and Hester was either in a rare mood to be calm, or else I rarely saw her without the company of Noah and Simon, around whom it was impossible to remain calm.
    p. 59.9
  • I doubt that Owen ever would have become "sophisticated" enough to make that separation—not even today, when it seems that the only people who are adamant in their claim that public and private morality are inseparable are those creep-evangelists who profess to "know" that God prefers capitalists to communists, and nuclear power to long hair.
    p. 375.8

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