Capitalism Unbound: The Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights [NOOK Book]

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Capitalism Unbound: An Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights is a concise explanation of capitalism's moral and economic superiority to all forms of socialism, including America's current mixed-economy welfare state. Bernstein shows that the current crisis is essentially similar to the Great Depression in its causation and in the steps necessary to resolve it. The book's concluding section applies moral and economic principles to the current economic crisis, showing that government intervention is its ...
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Overview

Capitalism Unbound: An Incontestable Moral Case for Individual Rights is a concise explanation of capitalism's moral and economic superiority to all forms of socialism, including America's current mixed-economy welfare state. Bernstein shows that the current crisis is essentially similar to the Great Depression in its causation and in the steps necessary to resolve it. The book's concluding section applies moral and economic principles to the current economic crisis, showing that government intervention is its cause and a policy of laissez-faire its necessary solution. Furthermore, socialist/statist policies are universally the cause of social calamities and that the answer lies in individual rights and laissez-faire capitalism. The principles that this book clearly articulates are timeless; in diverse forms, the conflicts these principles explain will recur repeatedly throughout history. As a result, this book is relevant not merely today, but will be forever. Bernstein accomplishes all of this in a concise, lively, impassioned volume that is fully accessible to potentially countless readers.
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Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Hoenig
Capitalism Unbound is a triumph. Passionately written and painstakingly researched, Bernstein's primer on capitalism is actually an urgent call-to-arms for individual rights. This is a must-read book for those who love liberty and are concerned about the country's present course.
Dr. Eric Daniels
In Capitalism Unbound, Andrew Bernstein has presented the too-often neglected but essential moral case for capitalism alongside the historical and economic one. The great virtue of this work is the taut and well-written prose that makes it both easily digestible and full of important ideas. In these times when capitalism is unfairly blamed for every social ill, Bernstein's work should be read by everyone as the antidote. His rousing call to unleash the human mind and celebrate productivity is both rare and to be cherished.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761849704
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 11/11/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 846,414
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Andrew Bernstein holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Graduate School of the City University of New York. His book, The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic and Philosophic Case for Laissez-Faire was published by University Press of America in 2005 and a second work, Objectivism in One Lesson: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Ayn Rand, was published by Hamilton Books in 2008. Andrew Bernstein is also the author of the Cliff Notes for Anthem, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged. Additional essays and information about Dr. Bernstein can be found at his website: www.andrewbernstein.net.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 Prologue: The Primordial Struggle for Individual Liberty
Part 2 Part One: The Historic Superiority of Capitalism
Chapter 3 1.The Dismal Poverty of the Pre-Capitalist Political-Economic Systems
Chapter 4 2.The Heroes of Capitalism
Chapter 5 3.The Inventive Period
Part 6 Part Two: The Moral Superiority of Capitalism
Chapter 7 4.The Great Disconnect
Chapter 8 5.The Virtue of Selfishness
Chapter 9 6.Egoism as the Necessary Foundation of Goodwill
Chapter 10 7.Capitalism as the Sole System of Moral Virtue
Part 11 Part Three: The Economic Superiority of Capitalism
Chapter 12 8.The Failure of Socialism
Chapter 13 9.The Failure of a Mixed Economy
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