Capitalism, History

The New History of Capitalism Has a “Whiteness” Problem

– December 10, 2019

Thus do we arrive at the unenviable position where scholars in the New History of Capitalism genre are guilty of the very same faults that they invoke to dismiss critics of the 1619 Project.

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Capitalism, Economic Education

The Great Redistribution: Who Benefits From Ruthless Capitalism?

– November 25, 2019

The two ugliest entries in America’s anti-capitalist vocabulary might be “ruthless capitalism” and “speculation.” Ruthless — or any other distasteful adjective of your choosing — capitalism is a mythical kind of heartless profit seeking where owners an …

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Capitalism, Economic History
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Is Capitalism an Artificial Imposition on Human Affairs?

– September 9, 2019

Once freed from the mischaracterizations of economic theory that the new historians of capitalism have imported from Karl Polanyi, it is easy to see the foolishness of their endeavors.

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Art and Culture, Capitalism, Economic Education
The Pursuit - Capitalism

The Film Capitalism Needs Right Now

– August 24, 2019

Something tells me that if we are ever going to regain the footing in public culture, the Brooks path might be the one to make it happen.

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Capitalism, Economic Education
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No, the Business Roundtable Did Not Repudiate Capitalism

– August 22, 2019

The Business Roundtable is merely rediscovering what proponents of a free market system have known for a long time.

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Capitalism, Economic History, History of Economic Thought

The Anti-Capitalist Ideology of Slavery

– August 16, 2019

The anti-capitalist ideology of southern slaveholders presents a conundrum for historians who erroneously equate the plantation economy with the free market.

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Capitalism, Free Markets
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Capitalism in Three Principles

– April 24, 2019

Michael Munger found it useful to summarize the argument for capitalism briefly, and in some ways superficially.

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Capitalism, Economic Education
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Capitalism Saved Sweden

– March 21, 2019

If you think Sweden is socialist, then you know something that just ain’t so.

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Capitalism, Free Markets
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Is Capitalism Sustainable?

– March 17, 2019

At some point, the last dollar invested in honest profits is going to return less than the first dollar to be spent on cronyism. After that, the firm becomes dependent on the state.

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Capitalism, Free Markets
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Is Capitalism Worth Saving?

– March 14, 2019

A clear-eyed comparison of the alternatives actually available to us reveal why all the world’s developed nations use some version of capitalism. The only people who advocate socialism are those who don’t know how it actually works.

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