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Were the Founding Fathers Capitalists?

Were the Founding Fathers Capitalists?

September 8, 2023

Question: Were the Founding Fathers Capitalists?

Answer: Yes, on the whole with some areas of exception. In the economic area of your life, all of them were on board with the idea that you should have freedom to choose whatever career you want to go into, how you're going to support yourself. 

 Freedom of movement across the entire country, or even to leave the country. Freedom to do business with anyone you want, whom you're going to trade with. A robust conception of property rights as well.

 Now there were some exceptions. The most important of those exceptions was slavery; that barbaric anti-capitalist institution, especially in the South where it was allowed to continue. It was tolerated, but even so, almost all of the Founding Fathers recognized this compromise, this anti-capitalist compromise for what it was; a stain on the Founding, and most were resolved to do something about that.

Stephen Hicks Ph.D.
About the author:
Stephen Hicks Ph.D.

Stephen R. C. Hicks is a Senior Scholar for The Atlas Society and Professor of Philosophy at Rockford University. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship at Rockford University.

他是《推理的藝術:邏輯分析讀物》(W. W. Norton & Co.,1998)、《解釋後現代主義:從盧梭到福柯的懷疑主義和社會主義》(Scholargy,2004)、《尼采與納粹》(奧卡姆剃刀,2010)、《創業生活》(CEEF,2016)、《自由主義的利弊》(康納·考特,2020)、《藝術:現代、後現代和超越》(與邁克爾·紐伯里合著,2021)和《八大教育哲學》的作者 (2022). 他曾在《商業道德季刊》、《形而上學評論》和《華爾街日報》上發表文章。他的著作已被翻譯成20種語言。




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