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    this mistake as well and have no real understanding of what capitalism is.  I've written some diaries on this that you might find interesting.  As you say, a capitalist is someone who uses their money to buy a commodity (labor, an investment, apartments, etc) that they then make more money off of (money - commodity/ commodity - money).  The vast majority of us, by contrast, do the exact opposite:  we sell the only commodity we have (labor) to make a money and then use this money to buy other commodities (food, shelter, and clothing).  Unlike capitalists, we don't use our money to make money.  

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