"No one should be allowed to own a yacht."
"The salaries of company executives are too high"
"No one should be allowed to inherit wealth."
We are surrounded every day by anticapitalist clichés. We encounter them in casual conversation constantly among family, friends, and casual talks at the store or church, to say nothing of the media.
Famed investor and businessman Louis Carabini, the founder of Monex, has been hearing this all his life. He wrote this book to answer the critics of the free market in a way that they could understand and accept. His overriding theme is that all attacks on capitalism are attacks on liberty and the human spirit. His argument is that these attacks are futile. They backfire and don't work to achieve socially desirable ends.
Carabini has a patience about his prose. He explains the economics. He explains the ethics. He explains the politics. And he always returns to the central theme of the human spirit. Every attack on capitalism masks the desire to rule others through force. It is a great theme in the history of classical liberal writing but Carabini brings it up to date for our times.
If you are vexed by anti-capitalists attacks all around you, this book provides vast amounts of intellectual ammunition to deal with it. It is also an excellent book to give someone who just can't seem to understand the merit of economic liberty.