Before starting to use the word capitalism I will try to define it first. According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, capitalism is defined as: "An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market"
Now let's slice this definition into pieces and elaborate its fundamentel elements. It is an economic system by private or corporate ownership of capital goods meaning that possession of said goods play a key role in capitalism which reminds me of a quote of John Locke on the role of a government which will be important later on when I discuss the role of the government in capitalism. He said the following : "