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Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

By Ayn Rand


A comprehensive defense of the only social system consistent with man's requirements as a rational being: laissez-faire capitalism.

Table of Contents


Theory and History

What is Capitalism?, Ayn Rand

The Roots of War, Ayn Rand

America’s Persecuted Minority: Big Business, Ayn Rand

Antitrust, Alan Greenspan

Common Fallacies About Capitalism, Nathaniel Branden

Gold and Economic Freedom, Alan Greenspan

Notes on the History of American Free Enterprise, Ayn Rand

The Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Women and Children, Robert Hessen

The Assault on Integrity, Alan Greenspan

The Property Status of Airwaves, Ayn Rand

Patents and Copyrights, Ayn Rand

Theory and Practice, Ayn Rand

Let Us Alone!, Ayn Rand

Current State

The Anatomy of Compromise, Ayn Rand

Is Atlas Shrugging?, Ayn Rand

The Pull Peddlers, Ayn Rand

"Extremism," or The Art of Smearing, Ayn Rand

The Obliteration of Capitalism, Ayn Rand

Conservatism: An Obituary, Ayn Rand

The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus, Ayn Rand

The Wreckage of the Consensus, Ayn Rand

The Cashing-in: The Student Rebellion, Ayn Rand

Alienation, Nathaniel Brandon

Requiem for Man, Ayn Rand


Man’s Rights, Ayn Rand

The Nature of Government, Ayn Rand

Recommended Bibliography


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