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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal Mass Market Paperback – July 15, 1986
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In one essay, Branden dissects the criticisms of capitalism during the Industrial Revolution. He shows the relationship between the Industrial Revolution and the Population Explosion. More to the point he shows how Capitalism improved peoples' lives--by providing more sustenance for people to live on.
Alan Greenspan's Essay "Gold and Economic Freedom" is a masterpiece frequently quoted elsewhere, but origionates with this book. If you want to know how the Fed kept inflation down throughout Greenspan's reign as Chairman, here's the essence of his philosophy and modus operandi in a few pages. Greenspan also in another essay explains how corrupt monopolies cannot exist--without the help of government.
Rand herself, while sometimes going overboard on the "Morality" side, does make some very valid points in two essays in particular: "The Roots of War", and "Man's Rights." The theme of both is "being generous with other people's fortunes." (If I had the ability to take all of your money, I will show you just how compassionate to the world I can be.)
In "Roots of War" Rand explains that, outside of voluntary charity there are two ways to acquire something: take it, or swap something for it. Conquest or trade. There is no other option. Government is the agent of conquest, capitalism the agent of trade.Read more ›
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Another great book by Rand for any budding economics or business major student. I enjoyed this read as it shed a new light on capitalism in early America.Published 10 days ago by Kevin Casenhiser
This is a 5 star book to understand the philosophy of Capitalism and the horrors of other systems. It does not endeavor to explain capitalism nor should it. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Bill
Text book for school... Not something I would normally read for pleasure....Published 3 months ago by SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
This is how we should be looking at our America. This outlines how real capitalism works and how we should be changing for the better.Published 4 months ago by walter g
This book is where Ayn Rand compares Capitalism to the current systems of government.
In it she explains quite well the working of everything from Capitalism to every... Read more
She is a wonderful writer, logical. I plan to get or read all her books.Published 4 months ago by George Polycrates
An outstanding group of essays that demonstate the essential links between thinking, indivudual liberty and Capitalism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gambaru