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1. The concept of capitalism, fallen from fashion today—the preferred term is market economy—denotes an economic mode whose constitutive condition is the exchange of goods, on a theoretically transparent market, by its formally free economic subjects, with labor being counted as one of these goods. A long-term equilibrium between supply and demand is supposed. Whether the value of these goods is ‘objectively’ deter…

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Kehrer, Günter, “Capitalism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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