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We cannot speak of feudalism as an ideology however.

But the important point is that no one structured capitalism as a fullblown ideology. Of course the economical concepts result from the organization of society and produce their effects in the organization of society, you are making a huge mistake of category : the ideological basis of capitalism remains the Enlightenment, the liberal, and further the libertarianist ideologies.

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 07:39:00 PM EST
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But the important point is that no one structured capitalism as a fullblown ideology.

That is not correct. Several versions of capitalism have indeed been codified (see e.g. The New Industrial State, Capitalism and Freedom, Principles of the Political Economy).

Even if it were correct, it would be a distinction without meaning. Nothing prevents an ideology from evolving over the course of several successive iterations. In fact, this has happened with essentially every ideology throughout history.

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Jun 5th, 2009 at 10:48:01 PM EST
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