Definition of capitalism: The unrestricted and unregulated production and distribution of goods and services. Voluntary markets free from political intervention (except in cases of criminal activity).

"But I've been taught that capitalism is immoral!"

Ask yourself why someone would want to teach against economic freedom. What would be the motive of such teaching? Do anti-capitalists secretly fear they are too insignificant to thrive in a competitive market, and thereby are driven by envy to attack? Or are they guided by laziness, preferring to parasite off those who don't mind working to satisfy their desires?

Capitalism is the condition allowing for true morality. No matter how one defines "doing right" or "doing wrong," only individuals can do right or wrong. Any group or government or business or religion only shows us the good or bad done by the individuals within the group or government or business or religion. Only individuals can be moral or immoral, ethical or unethical. Only individuals can make choices and, if needed, learn lessons.

To speak of a moral "system" makes no sense. But if individuals are free to make mistakes and learn from their mistakes, such a free society allows for men and women to recognize the necessity of moral living to experience happiness and to work toward developing full and complete morality (the pursuit of happiness). Only capitalism allows the development of maximum virtue.

Ayn Rand argues that living by reason is man's means of survival and the pursuit of happiness. Unfortunately simply using logic based on surface appearances is no guarantee of happiness or survival because surface appearances can be deceiving.

"In order to judge anything rightly, one would have to be fully aware of an inconceivably wide range of things; past, present and to come. One would have to recognize in advance all the effects of his judgments on everyone and everything involved in them in any way. And one would have to be certain there is no distortion in his perception, so that his judgment would be wholly fair to everyone on whom it rests now and in the future. Who is in a position to do this? Who except in grandiose fantasies would claim this for himself?

Remember how many times you thought you knew all the "facts" you needed for judgment, and how wrong you were! Is there anyone who has not had this experience? Would you know how many times you merely thought you were right, without ever realizing you were wrong? Why would you choose such an arbitrary basis for decision making?"
- A Course in Miracles

Jesus Christ helps us solve Ayn Rand's dilemma by teaching us not to judge by surface appearances but to recognize that in reality "reason" means "living in accordance with one's spirit." Thus when reading Ayn Rand please keep in mind this more meaningful definition of reason given by Jesus. It will all make sense.

To understand the evil psychology of modern liberal progressives, read Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

"God's laws will keep your minds at peace, because peace IS His Will, and His laws are established to uphold it. His are the laws of freedom, but yours are the laws of bondage. Since freedom and bondage are irreconcilable, their laws CANNOT BE UNDERSTOOD TOGETHER. The laws of God work only for your good, and there ARE no other laws beside His. Everything else is merely lawLESS, and therefore chaotic." -Jesus Christ in A Course in Miracles