* The word Capitalist was originally minted by
William Thackerayin the sense of one who owns capital, and was more precisely defined by Karl Marxin Das Kapitalas one who owned working capital including machinery and made money by letting others work on those machines. Being a capitalist in this original sense does not necessarily mean that one supports capitalism.
* A Capitalist has more recently come to refer to someone who supports
Capitalismor a free market ideology.
* Very recently a Risk Capitalist has come to be used as an equivalent to a
*Josephson, Matthew, "The Money Lords; the great finance capitalists, 1925-1950", New York, Weybright and Talley, 1972.
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