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The investment we need to make capitalism work for all

‘Capitalism’ has been misunderstood since it was coined in the 19th century. The term was first used as a criticism of the rising income gap between factory workers and factory owners. But until the early 20th century, it was rarely used; Karl Marx only mentioned the word a few times in his later writings. In 1908, economist Thorsten Veblen explained it as a socialist term for a “large-scale industrial regime”, not exactly the description we would use today.

The term evolved during the 20th century to mean many things to many people. If I were to

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