capitalism Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

American Business Must Rethink Its Relation to Politics

American business needs to get off the path to slow-motion suicide, and to defend the free-enterprise system.

The Free-Market Tradition

The market system is increasingly under attack not only from the left but from some smart social conservatives, populists, and nationalists on the right. To effectively defend democratic capitalism, its champions will need to understand the nature of these criticisms, to see where they have a point, and to think about how to make a case for markets that takes them seriously.

Wojtyłan Fantasies, Revisited

Political appeals to base motives and economic appeals to crass acquisitiveness have done serious harm to the freedom project in the West. In that sense, John Paul II’s mature social-ethical thought is more important than ever for serious thinkers and leaders to engage, in a conversation crucial to the future of the West, and indeed the entire world.

Don’t Ask Government For Love

Describing our troubles as the result of bad faith on the part of our leaders, or “worship” of capitalism, is infantilizing and manipulative.

Redeeming the Miracle

More than any book published so far in this century, Jonah Goldberg’s Suicide of the West deserves to be called a conservative classic.

How to Make a Caring and Critical Assessment of Pope Francis

A new collection of essays offers up illuminating and respectful critiques of Pope Francis’ attitudes toward capitalism.

Big Business Once Cherished Workers. Now It Exploits Them.

Victorian capitalists usually belonged to the same country, the same town and the same faith as those who worked for them, and could not escape, as their successors can, the demands of neighborhood.

Michael the Kind

Well-deserved tributes are pouring forth for the late Michael Novak. It’s frankly hard to know where to begin in praising him.

Remembering Michael Novak

The American scholar of Catholic social thought will be read for a long time to come.

Trump’s Francification of America

He has undoubtedly infused American politics with the French conservative style, to the detriment of the American conservative style.