capitalism theory and philosophy

Roger Scruton Was a Conservative. But What Kind?

Roger Scruton Was a Conservative. But What Kind?

The philosopher, who died this month, defied stereotypes by remaining true to his moral sensibility.
The Revolution Comes to Davos

The Revolution Comes to Davos

At the anti-capitalist capitalist event, radical sentiments erupt in unexpected places.
In Its 50th Year, Davos Is Searching for Its Soul

In Its 50th Year, Davos Is Searching for Its Soul

Critics say the gathering of elites is out of touch. But the World Economic Forum’s founder, Klaus Schwab, is still making the case that the annual event in Switzerland makes a difference.
Ai Weiwei: Capitalism and ‘Culturecide’

Ai Weiwei: Capitalism and ‘Culturecide’

The idea of ‘cultural differences’ has been used as a justification for some of humanity’s worst crimes.
Short-Term Thinking Is Poisoning American Business

Short-Term Thinking Is Poisoning American Business

Free-market capitalism won’t survive unless it makes structural changes toward long-term investing.
What Would Jesus Do About Inequality?

What Would Jesus Do About Inequality?

The faith and work movement wants to bend the gospel back toward economic justice.
Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise

Finland Is a Capitalist Paradise

Can high taxes be good for business? You bet.
Cheeseburgers, Oil and Minimum Wage: Building a Museum of Capitalism

Cheeseburgers, Oil and Minimum Wage: Building a Museum of Capitalism

A roving exhibition, now on view in Manhattan, looks back on capitalism and its “artifacts” from an imaginary future after the system has disappeared.
Capitalism on Trial in Chile

Capitalism on Trial in Chile

America exported its economic system to the South American country after a coup. Nearly 50 years later, it’s a nation with staggering inequality — and destabilizing protests.
Why a ‘Republican Economist’ Plans to Vote in the Democratic Primary

Why a ‘Republican Economist’ Plans to Vote in the Democratic Primary

The Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw, once an adviser to Republican leaders, has been disappointed by Trump. Here’s what he’s seeking in economic policy.
Business Leaders on Capitalism, Challenges and Their 8-Year-Old Selves

Business Leaders on Capitalism, Challenges and Their 8-Year-Old Selves

At the annual DealBook conference in New York, leaders at the “Groundbreakers Lunch” discussed the appropriate role of business in shaping policy and driving social change.
‘Chile Woke Up’: Dictatorship’s Legacy of Inequality Triggers Mass Protests

‘Chile Woke Up’: Dictatorship’s Legacy of Inequality Triggers Mass Protests

The promise was that free markets would lead to prosperity, and prosperity would take care of other problems. It did not really work out that way.
Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism

Marc Benioff: We Need a New Capitalism

The current system has led to profound inequality. To fix it, we need businesses and executives to value purpose alongside profit.
The Virtuous Corporation Is Not an Oxymoron

The Virtuous Corporation Is Not an Oxymoron

Cynicism about big business can be healthy, but we don’t always have a better tool for bringing about social change.
A Challenge to Big Tech and Antitrust Thinking in a Surprising Place

A Challenge to Big Tech and Antitrust Thinking in a Surprising Place

The University of Chicago has long been associated with the idea that antitrust decisions should be based on prices for consumers, not market dominance. That’s starting to change.
A Challenge to Big Tech and Antitrust Thinking in a Surprising Place

A Challenge to Big Tech and Antitrust Thinking in a Surprising Place

The University of Chicago has long been associated with the idea that antitrust decisions should be based on prices for consumers, not market dominance. That’s starting to change.

Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built

In order to understand the brutality of American capitalism, you have to start on the plantation.
Save Capitalism by Paying People More

Save Capitalism by Paying People More

Changing the role of shareholders is only a start. Boards and C.E.O.s must create more higher-paying jobs.