So investopedia website says "Private property rights are central to a capitalist economy".

But the today people rent homes or are heavily mortgaged, lease cars or take Uber/lyft/car2go and even rent those hideous green bikes and scooters, pay monthly to stream music and video instead of buying media, and increasingly rent their software under the guise of license activations and "*-as-a-service".

Something has seriously gone off the rails here...

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...capitalism cannot be sustainable or even humane if people don't have ownership over their lives (ie. no property)...it's basically "property==rights", and as such we have very few rights anymore.

Yet "entrepreneurs" that manage to succeed at separating as many people from property as possible are celebrated and rewarded handsomely in our corporatist economy. Continuing down this path cannot end well.

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