The intellectuals despise Capitalism because it stands a monument in opposition to their philosophical principles.
Capitalism is the system of individual rights; the intellectuals on all sides are for some form of collectivism. Capitalism is the system of individualism, self-interest, and happiness; the intellectuals are for altruism, self-sacrifice, and misery. Capitalism is pro-reason; the intellectuals are steeped in mysticism and subjectivism. Capitalism is a social system for living in reality; a reality which the intellectuals despise, or whose existence they deny.