[[File:Anti-capitalism color.jpg|right|thumb|300px|Áp phích [[Industrial Workers of the World]] của những người theo chủ nghĩa chống tư bản dán năm 1911. Hình nói về sự mâu thuẫn [[giai cấp]] giữa tầng lớp trên và tầng lớp dưới trong xã hội.]]
Capitalism has been the subject of criticism from many perspectives during its history. Criticisms range from people who disagree with the principles of [[capitalism]] in its entirety, to those who disagree with particular outcomes of capitalism. Among those wishing to replace capitalism with a different method of production and social organization, a distinction can be made between those believing that capitalism can only be overcome with [[revolution]] (e.g., [[Revolutionary socialism]]) and those believing that structural change can come slowly through [[reformism|political reforms]] to capitalism (e.g., [[social democracy|classic social democracy]]). Some critics recognize merits in capitalism and wish to balance capitalism with some form of social control, typically through government regulation (e.g., [[Social market]] movement and [[Labour Party (UK)|British Labour Party]]).