In: Economics, Economics


Just as Winston Churchill once said of democracy, capitalism might be the worst economic system, except for all the others. So you’ll find plenty of research, analyses and viewpoints here – both pro and con – on capitalism and the ongoing debates about it.


9 Book

The Myth That Made Us

How False Beliefs about Racism and Meritocracy Broke Our Economy (and How to Fix It)
Jeff Fuhrer
MIT Press, 2023
8 Book
Thomas Piketty
Belknap Press, 2022
9 Book
Thomas Piketty
Belknap Press, 2014
8 Podcast

A Guide to the ‘Legal Fictions’ That Create Wealth, Inequality and Economic Crises

The legal scholar Katharina Pistor examines the hidden legal layer propping up our modern economic system.
Ezra Klein et al.
The New York Times, 2023
9 Book

The Future of Capitalism

How Today's Economic Forces Shape Tomorrow's World
Lester C. Thurow
Penguin, 1996
6 Book


The Unknown Ideal
Ayn Rand et al.
Signet, 1986
7 Book

Making Light Work

An End to Toil in the Twenty-First Century
David A. Spencer
Polity Press, 2022
8 Book

The Man Who Broke Capitalism

How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America―and How to Undo His Legacy
David Gelles
Simon & Schuster, 2022
7 Book

Lost in Work

Escaping Capitalism
Amelia Horgan
Pluto Press, 2021
9 Video
E. Glen Weyl and Russ Roberts
EconTalk, 2021
9 Article

How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism

Even the worst-run startup can beat competitors if investors prop it up.
Charles Duhigg
The New Yorker, 2020