hypercapitalism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hyper- +‎ capitalism

Noun[edit]

hypercapitalism (uncountable)

  1. (capitalism) Extreme capitalism at the expense of traditional values.
    Synonym: supercapitalism
    Coordinate term: late capitalism
    • 2008 March 30, “Letters”, in New York Times[1]:
      Perhaps Americans will finally choose to stop living in an economic Wild West and at last reject the boom-and-bust cycle of turbocharged hypercapitalism in favor of a more humane, livable society.
    • 2018 December 1, Stephen Marche, “The $25 Nap Is Worth It”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Under hypercapitalism, the most beautiful things are the surest signs of impending crisis. The nap seems like a luxury, or even a sign of weakness, a regression into infantlike torpor.