Capitalism Books

The Literature of Capitalism

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
This brilliant work of fiction made Ayn Rand a household name and launched the moral case for a capitalist renaissance.

Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal by Ayn Rand
The first essay What is Capitalism? is the inspiration for the capitalism tour.

The Virtue of Selfishness by Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand explains her revolutionary concept of rational self-interest.

The Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand, et. al.
Examines the primitive, tribalist, “anti-industrial” intellectual roots of the New Left and their impact on our culture today.

The Capitalist Manifesto by Andrew Bernstein
The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire.

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg
“…How far we have come in tackling the greatest problems facing humanity.”

Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand by Leonard Peikoff
OPAR is the best presentation of Ayn Rand’s philosophy by her greatest student.

Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
A beautifully written book that explains how the market works.

Markets Don’t Fail by Brian P. Simpson
An excellent supplement to contemporary economics textbooks. Topics covered include monopoly, antitrust laws and predatory pricing, ‘externalities,’ safety and quality regulation, environmentalism, economic inequality, ‘public goods,’ and asymmetric information.

Capitalism: A Treatise on Economics by George Reisman
An encyclopedic presentation (1000 pages) of the nature and value of capitalism.


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