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  • Do workers need to be paid more? Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 2:00 AM ET
    Do workers need to be paid more?

    Lothar Mentel, chief investment officer at Tatton Investment Management, says there is upward pressure on wages as developed markets run out of labor resources.

  • Capitalism is moral, and it works: Think tank head Saturday, 19 Sep 2015 | 12:00 PM ET
    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 17, 2015.

    For those who view free markets as the source of economic imbalances, Robert Sirico has a message: Capitalism isn't consumerism.

  • The pope doesn't care about capitalism Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 2:49 PM ET
    Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, June 17, 2015.

    Donald Trump—and a lot of other people—seem to misunderstand the pope's position on capitalism, says Notre Dame economist Joe Kaboski.

  • Beer, comrade? N. Korean seeks brewery backers Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 2:01 AM ET

    North Korea is looking to raise $39M to fund a new brewery in Wonsan, an eastern port city where leader Kim Jong Un has big development ambitions.

  • Corporate America: bridging the income gap Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET
    Corporate America: bridging the income gap

    Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones made comments regarding inequality, stating the wealth gap in America has become unsustainable. James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and Chris Kofinis, Democratic strategist, weigh in to debate capitalism and income inequality.

  • Market forces cannot solve every problem: Picketty Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 4:25 PM ET
    Market forces cannot solve every problem: Picketty

    Thomas Piketty, author of "Capital in the Twenty-First Century," discusses capitalism, and his vision for a global wealth tax.

  • Is Reaganomics still relevant? Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 2:44 PM ET
    Is Reaganomics still relevant?

    Reaganomics will never go away as long as Larry Kudlow is alive, he says. Unfortunately, true Reaganomics hasn't been practiced for the last 15 years.

  • Ayn Rand is 110, and still influential years later Saturday, 7 Feb 2015 | 12:06 PM ET
    Ayn Rand, Russian-born American novelist, is shown in Manhattan with the Grand Central Terminal building in background in 1962.

    More than three decades after her death, Ayn Rand remains both influential and controversial in the debate over free markets.

  • Capitalism has 'triumphed': Summers Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 11:07 AM ET
    Capitalism has 'triumphed': Summers

    The capitalist system has triumphed and has proven to be "remarkably resilient" says Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary.

  • Sluggish Chinese economy Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    Sluggish Chinese economy

    Digging into China's slowing economy, and at what level of cost the country will inject risk into the system, with China Beige Book president Leland Miller.

  • Democracy and capitalism: 25 years from now Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    Democracy and capitalism: 25 years from now

    Will American-style democracy be preserved a quarter century from now? CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera takes a look at what democracy and capitalism may hold for 2039.

  • The pope was right-ish — but here's the problem Friday, 3 Jan 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    Moses Maimonides

    The pope had a good message on the poor but his attack on capitalism was hard to digest. You know who we need now? A Medieval Jewish rabbi.

  • Cardinal Dolan responds to donor concerns Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 7:52 AM ET
    Cardinal Dolan responds to donor concerns

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Carbrera reports on whether recent comments from the Pope will make it harder for the Catholic Church to raise money from the wealthy.

  • Cardinal Dolan on Pope's capitalism comments Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 6:17 AM ET
    Cardinal Dolan on Pope's capitalism comments

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan shares his views about the free markets after Pope Francis generated controversy over his comments about capitalism, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan on the wealthy and capitalism Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Cardinal Dolan on the wealthy & capitalism

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Cardinal Timothy Dolan about concerns following the pope's recent comments.

  • Dolan on free market Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Cardinal Dolan on free market

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks to Cardinal Timothy Dolan, asking whether the Catholic Church supports a market- or a government-driven economy. Neither, the cardinal says.

  • Pope not thinking about benefactors: Greenberg Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 4:36 PM ET
    Pope not thinking about benefactors: Greenberg

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg, Simon Hobbs, Seema Mody and CNBC contributor Greg Ip discuss Pope Francis' criticism on capitalism and high salaries.

  • Pope expounds on capitalist criticism Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    Pope expounds on capitalist criticism

    In his first message for the Roman Catholic Church's World Day of Peace, Pope Francis attacked mega-salaries and gigantic bonuses, saying they were symptoms of an economy based on greed and inequality.

  • The Pope Francis effect? Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:21 PM ET
    The Pope Francis effect?

    Pope Francis was named Time Magazine's 2013 person of the year. Rev. Robert A. Sirico, Action Institute president and co-founder, and Naomi Schaefer Riley, "Till Faith Do Us Part" author, discuss concern for the media's embrace of the Pope.

  • Capitalism and the Catholic Church Monday, 2 Dec 2013 | 7:52 PM ET
    Capitalism and the Catholic Church

    R.R. Reno, First Things editor, and Michael Matheson Miller, PovertyCure director, discuss Pope Francis' take on free market capitalism.