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DOCUMENT A: “Katia,” a 16-year-old ninth grader from Moscow (quote)(1980)“Capitalisms are rich people who own factories and have lots of money and workers…. A factory canbelong to one person in Capitalism but in (Communism) it belongs to the government…. I am for the ideaof (Communism). It seems to me that you have more of an opportunity to live well. You won’t lose yourjob in (Commuinism) …I’ve heard about the unemployment problem in America. People can’t find anykind of job…. That’s the way we heard about it – that (in) the West, unemployment, everything there isbad, a real mess.”What is the speaker’s point of view of capitalism?The speakers point of view capitalism is that shesupports communism and dislikes capitalism.DOCUMENT B: Ralph Waldo Emerson (adapted)“Wealth brings with it its own checks and balances. The basis of (a capitalism) economy isnoninterference (by the government). The only safe rule is found in the self-adjusting meter of demandand supply. Open the doors of opportunity to talent and virtue and they will do themselves justice, andproperty will not be in bad hands. In a free and just commonwealth, property rushes from the idle and

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