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The existing highly upvoted answers do a good job of explaining why the answer to this question is "yes, but significant additional context is needed." I add here as an addendum a brief and visually intuitive aid to add that context. Third Party System Below is a political map of the Third Party System in the U.S., which lasted roughly from 1856-...


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While it would be hard to claim that no instance of capitalism has ever caused racism, it doesn't seem all that hard to find cases of racism that had little to do with it. Rwanda with the Tutsi/Hutu mess (which predated Belgium's nasty colonialism, even if Belgium exacerbated it on purpose, as a way to tie Tutsi fortunes to Belgian governance)? India with ...


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Yes it can be easily disproved. One of the more drastic disproofs is The Most Important Graph in the World. For thousands of years there was no meaningful increase in wealth in the entire world. Every means and method of societal arrangement was tried. People bounced around on the ragged edge of starvation, often below that edge. Then, near the end of the ...


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One of the problems theorists have in addressing and explaining large-scale inequity is that people tend to think in linear (or sometimes planar) terms. One-dimensional reasoning (e.g., the Left-Right spectrum) is natural, two-dimensional reasoning (e.g., Game Theory matrices) is common, three-dimensional reasoning is rare... But this tendency to break ...


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