Capitalism Books

Business & Corporations

How to be Profitable and Moral: A Rational Egoist Approach to Business by Jaana Woiceshyn
“According to conventional morality, either a business manager maximizes profits and necessarily compromises on ethics, or necessarily sacrifices profits in order to be moral. Woiceshyn explains why this is a false dichotomy and offers rational egoism as an alternative moral code to businesspeople who want to maximize profits ethically.”

The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure by John Allison
Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Why Businessmen Need Philosophy: The Capitalist’s Guide to the Ideas Behind Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged by Debi Ghate, et. al.

In Defense of the Corporation by Robert Hessen
How the rights of a corporation derive from the principle of individual rights.

The Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom Jr.
“[M]arket entrepreneurs, such as Hill, Vanderbilt, and Rockefeller, succeeded by producing a quality product at a competitive price. The political entrepreneurs such as Edward Collins in steamships and in railroads the leaders of the Union Pacific Railroad were men who used the power of government to succeed.”

Bureaucracy by Ludwig Von Mises
Bureaucracy contrasts economic management in a free market economy with that of bureaucracy. “In the market economy entrepreneurs are driven to serve consumers by their desire to earn profits and to avoid losses. In a bureaucracy, the managers must comply with orders issued by the legislative body under which they operate; they may not spend without authorization and they may not deviate from the path prescribed by law.”

The Anti-Capitalist Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises

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