Learn why capitalism is the ideal social system
Take the 5 minute capitalism tour to learn why capitalism is not just the wealth creating economic system, but is the ideal social system because of it’s legal, political, and ethical foundation.
“No politico-economic system in history has ever proved its value so eloquently or has benefited mankind so greatly as capitalism—and none has ever been attacked so savagely, viciously, and blindly. The flood of misinformation, misrepresentation, distortion, and outright falsehood about capitalism is such that the young people of today have no idea (and virtually no way of discovering any idea) of its actual nature.”
The battle over capitalism is a philosophical one
Capitalism is not just an economic system that can be grafted onto any political structure; but is an integrated social system with specific legal, political, and ethical dependencies. If a culture of peace, progress, and human flourishing is one’s goal, then the economy of capitalism — the free market — depends on a specific legal (rule of law), political (individual rights), and ethical (rational self-
Discover the true nature of capitalism
The purpose of The Capitalism Site is to clear up the misinformation by the enemies of capitalism and to educate those misinformed individuals who seek to “save” and “reform” capitalism by grafting it onto the altruist-collectivist–statist philosophies of capitalism’s enemies.
Scroll down for a summary of the ethical, political, legal, economic, and cultural essentials of capitalism.
Ethics of Capitalism: Rational Self Interest
Capitalism is the social system that leaves the individual free to be moral — to act by reason in the pursuit of one’s self-interest.
Culture of Capitalism: Peace, Progress and Human Flourishing
Culturally, when such freedom is applied to personal relationships, the arts, technology, and the sciences, it leads to human flourishing, peace, and progress.
“One of the most revolutionary and powerful works on capitalism—and on politics—that has ever been published.”—Barron’s magazine
Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
"By their silence—by their evasion of the clash between capitalism and altruism—it is capitalism's alleged champions who are responsible for the fact that capitalism is being destroyed without a hearing, without a trial, without any public knowledge of its principles, its nature, its history, or its moral meaning. It is being destroyed in the manner of a nightmare lynching—as if a blind, despair-crazed mob were burning a straw man, not knowing that the grotesquely deformed bundle of straw is hiding the living body of the ideal."
"The method of capitalism's destruction rests on never letting the world discover what it is that is being destroyed—on never allowing it to be identified within the hearing of the young."
"The purpose of this book is to Identify it."
AYN RAND (from the Introduction)