Capitalism is the moral (rational-self-interest), political (individualism), legal (rule of law), economic (free-market) social system based on the principle of individual rights that results in peace, progress, and human flourishing.
Politically, a capitalist is an advocate of laissez-faire capitalism, regardless of how rich or poor they are.
“Corresponding to the four branches of philosophy, the four keystones of capitalism are: metaphysically, the requirements of man’s nature and survival—epistemologically, reason—ethically, individual rights, politically, freedom.” — Ayn Rand
The intellectuals despise Capitalism because it stands a monument in opposition to their fundamental principles.
“So you think that money is the root of all evil?” said Francisco d’Anconia. “Have you ever asked what is the root of money?
Intellectually “chew” the ideas brought up in the tour by exploring the Capitalism FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).