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Conservatives are attacking capitalism

Conservatives are attacking capitalism in four new books, targeting corporations and liberalism. Critics argue for a stronger state role, while others counter with evidence of global capitalism's benefits.

  • Conservatives on the right are increasingly attacking capitalism, a shift from their previous support for free trade and free markets.
  • Four new books highlight this shift and target corporations and liberalism as villains.
  • Sohrab Ahmari argues that private power is coercive and calls for a stronger state role in coordinating economic activity.
  • Patrick Deneen blames liberalism for societal problems and advocates for state support of traditional families and manufacturing.
  • Johan Norberg's book counters these arguments, showing that global capitalism has led to improvements in living conditions.
Conservatives are attacking capitalism
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