Capitalism is the economics of free people. From Robert Ringer at lewrockwell.com:
Americans are easy prey when it comes to being distracted by the political theater in Washington. It is this attraction to non-issues (e.g., the so-called government shutdown) that prevents them from focusing on the issues that really matter.
Of course, people’s ideas about what constitutes freedom can vary widely, depending upon whether they view the world from the right or the left. Speaking for myself, I believe that the easiest way to define freedom is to call it the antithesis of communism.
Karl Marx and his lackey benefactor, Friedrich Engels, firmly believed that violent revolution was the only way to bring about pure communism, and that such a revolution was possible only where capitalism existed. The reason for this, they believed, was because capitalism was a necessary ingredient for creating a wide financial disparity between the workers and the privileged class.
It’s kind of weird that Marx and Engels sought to increase income disparity between the classes, then rectify the disparity through violent revolution. Perhaps their thinking was a result of their being familiar with the colossal failure of the French Revolution, which led not to freedom but mob violence, unthinkable human carnage, and ultimately a Napoleonic dictatorship.