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The Power of Capitalism

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An exploration of capitalism and its power to create growth and prosperity all over the world.

A highly engaging analysis of capitalism – the engine behind the modernisation and growth of both democratic and socialist countries.

Fast-paced ramble through recent history, supported by well-researched facts, figures and anecdotal evidence.

“An important contribution to disentangling the confusion around the much-aligned concept of capitalism”–European.

Fascinating discussion about why intellectuals, the media and politicians are so against capitalism.


Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-912555-00-0

FORMAT: 234x156mm

Bookbinding: Hardback

Number of pages: 256


Rainer Zitelmann is the author of 19 books (his most recent being The Wealth Elite). He was previously a senior editor at Die Welt newspaper.


Zitelmann’s book is a must-read for both opponents and proponents capitalism. With such a wealth of well-researched facts and figures, this book presents a real challenge to anti-capitalists. Supporters of capitalism will certainly appreciate the strength of Zitelmann’s arguments, which have never been summarized and presented in this way before. Above all, his original reflections in Chapter 10, ‘Why Intellectuals Don’t Like Capitalism’, provide plenty of food for thought.

The Huffington Post

The writing is a treasure trove of concise arguments and a pleasure to read for anyone with an interest in politics, especially as it is brilliant in its language … The heart of the book is Chapter 10, which deals with the question of why so many intellectuals do not like capitalism – despite its obvious successes.


With his latest book, Rainer Zitelmann makes an important contribution to disentangling the concept of capitalism and restoring its reputation. Impressively and cogently, he demonstrates that the root of many justifiable grievances is not free-market economics, but state intervention, no matter how well intended.

The European

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