A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 08, 2011
Crapitalism (crap + capitalism); Crapitalist (crap + capitalist)

"Crapitalism” (crap + capitalism) is a criticism that capitalism is crap; a capitalist becomes a “crapitalist.” The word “crapitalism” has been cited in print since at least 1983 and “crapitalist” has been cited since at least 1992.


Urban Dictionary
crapitalism
Sloganistic derivative of “capitalism”, sometimes seen in graffiti and on placards.
Crap + capitalism = crapitalism.
Smash crapitalism!
by annoyed anarchist May 7, 2004

Urban Dictionary
crapitalist
a stinky funky economic system that breeds greenback fundalmentalists;crappy-capitalism
your broker is a crapitalist
by reginald brown Apr 11, 2008

OCLC WorldCat record
Time Without Work:
People who are not working tell their stories, how they feel, what they do, how they survive

By Walli F. Leff andMarilyn G. Haft
Boston, MA: South End Press
1983
Pg. 346: 
All you have to do is look around and see that the solution is here; there are better ways to handle the resources of the globe, there are better ways to do things than “crapitalism.” That’s not the same thing as capitalism — it’s the artificial manipulation and creation of the desire for electric toothbrushes that’s destroying us. It’s unnecessary things that are being produced by all the production potential we have.

Google Groups: soc.culture.new-zealand
Newsgroups: soc.culture.new-zealand
From:
Date: 22 Feb 92 12:28:40 GMT
Local: Sat, Feb 22 1992 6:28 am
Subject: Re: Oppression (Was Re: Maori Land Claims & Waitangi Day)

Real democracy is the people taking power, not some leader, Bolshydick or Crapitalist, grabbing power and privilege, and kicking us down, while pretending to act in our interests.

Google Groups: soc.culture.new-zealand
Newsgroups: soc.culture.new-zealand
From:
Date: 24 Feb 92 21:51:26 GMT
Local: Mon, Feb 24 1992 3:51 pm
Subject: Re: Maori Land Claims & Waitangi Day

Mind you, pity about all the working class people the communists were so worried about looking after. Isn’t much different from crapitalism, really, eh?

OCLC WorldCat record
Tales of crapitalism
Author: Eugene Nelson
Publisher: Haleiwa, HI : Infinite Possibilities Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:  Book : Fiction : English

Google Books
Surrealist Subversions:
Rants, writings & images from Arsenal & other publications of the surrealist movement in the United States

Edited by Ronald B. Sakolsky
Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia
2002
Pg. 356:
Nothing screams louder today than the urgent need to attack “whiteness,” white supremacy, the sickening myth of the white race, and to do away with the whole crapitalist system that sustains these atrocities.

Las Vegas (NV) Mercury
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Idiot Box Savant: Meet the new boss!
By Andrew Kiraly
(...)
Anyway, with the ongoing TV dominance of “The Apprentice” and its spokeshair Donald McComb Trumpover, the cult of success continues to rage unabated like a chupacabra convention. Trump is god, worshipped by Wharton biz school Aberzombies and briefcase-toting venture crapitalists alike; it was only a matter of time until a parody came along.

Google Books
Coyote Rebooted
By Yulalona Lopez
Wilmington, DE: Moart & Reason Wolfe, Ltd.
2008
Pg. 86:
“You are not a capitalist, you are a crapitalist!”

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