a form of capitalism in which the central government controls most of the capital, industry, natural resources, etc.
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How to use state capitalism in a sentence
The defense industry functions as what I think you could say is the American variant of state capitalism.
Neither shareholder nor state capitalism works for all people and the planet.Both Asia and the West Need Stakeholder Capitalism | Klaus Schwab | August 11, 2021 | Time
The system that enabled it to leap ahead could be summarized as “state capitalism.”Both Asia and the West Need Stakeholder Capitalism | Klaus Schwab | August 11, 2021 | Time
Mr Putin‘s model of state capitalism would suffer a devastating blow from Gazprom’s fall.Hydraulic Fracking's Putting the Screws to Vladimir and Friends | Justin Green | September 28, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
And, above and beyond this, state capitalism is actually expropriating private capitalists.Violence and the Labor Movement | Robert Hunter
state capitalism has a very definite principle and program of labor reform.
Evidently but a few years will elapse before state capitalism will everywhere dominate.
Here we have a program closely resembling that of "state capitalism."
British Dictionary definitions for state capitalism
a form of capitalism in which the state owns or controls most of the means of production and other capital: often very similar to state socialism
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