Special Report

Democracy and Capitalism: A Match Made in Heaven?

As the United States elects a new president, the twin ideologies that have long dominated Western culture seem to be struggling. Democracy was the first to flag as China embraced capitalism without its requisite companion system. But in recent months capitalism itself has been dealt a severe blow. Why are these pillars of society so widely admired and what is to become of them? 

Does Capitalism Have a Future

Does Capitalism Have a Future?

Daniel Tompsett

In the wake of the 2007–09 financial crisis, a number of economists and commentators have written books to try to establish why the crisis happened.

Who Crippled Capitalism?

Who Crippled Capitalism?

Steven Orchard

If capitalism isn’t dead, it is certainly badly injured. Who crippled it, and how? And what do we do now?

Power to the People

Power to the People

Brian Orchard

Democracy seems to be catching on around the world. Does that mean peace is just around the corner?

Shaping the Age to Come

Shaping the Age to Come

Steven D. Andrews

Democratic values and the free market are dominant ideologies today. What are the responsibilities that come with the free choice inherent in these philosophies? 

Adam Smith: Capitalism's Founding Father

Adam Smith: Capitalism’s Founding Father

William Welch

Best known for “An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith is credited with establishing the discipline of political economics.

Biography: Bill Gates

Bill Gates: Pioneering Capitalist

Donald R. Hornsby

Pioneering genius, quintessential capitalist and one of the richest men in the world, Bill Gates has left his mark on the 20th century.