As a pupil, I study capitalism closely, rigorously, and comprehensively, in its many dimensions. As a professor, I publish, teach, lecture and debate on all aspects of political economy, with a focus on capitalism. As a practitioner, I analyze, model, and forecast business cycles and capital markets, to guide investment professionals.
I am a capitalist not only as an investor of capital but also as a proponent of capitalism. I consider capitalism to be the most rational, moral, liberal, practical, and sustainable social system. It is based on individual rights, including private property rights, and is, demonstrably, the system of liberty – whether civil, political, or economic. Capitalism is sustainable because it’s practical, practical because it’s moral, and moral because it’s rational. But capitalism cannot survive without solid, positive arguments in its favor. Capitalism is surely controversial, because it counts on and rewards rational egoism, but this is also the ethic that makes it go, makes it thrive, and makes it survive.
At this website I provide a source for important and inspirational ideas pertaining to capitalism, to help us think (and rethink) what makes sense (or not) in our fast-changing world; it’s a central locale for the vast material I’ve produced in recent decades (and will produce in future ones). Here you can also contact me and keep informed of coming works and events; feel free also to request an appearance, a visit, a talk, an interview, or a debate.
Rent Selling Countries are More Corrupt and Less Wealthy
Real and Pseudo Gold Price Rules (Cato Journal, Winter 2020)
Where Have All the Capitalists Gone Essays in Moral Political Economy
The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy
Foundations for Economic Education