Capitalism is a social system based on the individual’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Capitalism.org is the website for the moral social system: laissez-faire capitalism.
1. What is capitalism?
Capitalism is a social system based on the principle of individual rights. The term capitalism is used here in the broader philosophical political sense, and not in the narrower economic sense, i.e. a free-market.
An advocate of laissez-faire is known as a capitalist, i.e., novelist Ayn Rand is a capitalist; i.e., though economically Engels came from a wealthy background, politically he is recognized as a socialist/communist because of his ideas. The battle for capitalism is not just an argument over wealth; it is a philosophical one over the individual’s inalienable right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of their happiness.
3. What should I do first?
Visit the Capitalism Visual Tour first. The tour is the most popular feature of this site. The rest of The Capitalism Site assumes you are familiar with the material provided in the tour.
A visual presentation of the nature of capitalism (estimated time 6 minutes). It is the most popular feature of this site.
Capitalism Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) covers subjects ranging from antitrust and individualism to selfishness and socialism to help you “chew” the ideas introduced in the tour.
Explore the rich literature of Capitalism. The library features a selection of books on capitalism like Ayn Rand’s classic Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal.
Capitalism Magazine is a daily magazine featuring articles defending individual rights.
Every week the Voice of Capitalism Newsletter delivers capitalism related news, events, and book recommendations to your email box for free.
Our daily blog highlighting articles of interest from around the web.
“The moral justification of capitalism does not lie in the altruist claim that it represents the best way to achieve “the common good.” It is true that capitalism does—if that catch-phrase has any meaning—but this is merely a secondary consequence. The moral justification of capitalism lies in the fact that it is the only system consonant with man’s rational nature, that it protects man’s survival qua man, and that its ruling principle is: justice.”