August 24, 2011 -- Editor's Note: TAS Executive Director David Kelley contributed an essay, "Ayn Rand and Capitalism: The Moral Revolution", to the newly published book The Morality of Capitalism: What Your Professors Won’t Tell You. Last week he was filmed for a promotional video featuring comments from the authors of the book's essays. This news brief was written by Clark Ruper for Students for Liberty.
Currently 100,000 copies of The Morality of Capitalism, What Your Professors Won’t Tell You are in route to student groups around the world for mass distribution on campus this fall. The new book, a project of Students For Liberty and the Atlas Network, combines the writings of renowned economists, philosophers, historians, policy experts, and entrepreneurs from around the world to make the case that not only do free markets “deliver the goods”, but that true free market capitalism is a just and moral system.
Today, in preview of the book’s arrival on campus, we are releasing the Introduction to The Morality of Capitalism free to download in PDF format. Written by the editor Dr. Tom G. Palmer , the Introduction explains why the term “capitalism” was chosen for the title, explores the history of the history of the term, illustrates the difference between free market capitalism and “crony capitalism”, confronts various challenges to the free market system, and invites the reader to explore the essays, read all the various viewpoints, and make up their minds for themselves.
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