1. Define the terms capitalism and irony.
2. Describe the irony of this cartoon.
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1. capitalism – an economic, political and social system based on private ownership of property, business and industry, and directed towards making the greatest possible profits for successful organizations and people (from dictionary.cambridge.org)
Irony – when the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs.
2. You would assume that the people buying the t-shirts believe that capitalism is dead, but by purchasing them, they are proving that it is alive and well.