Economic Theory Capitalism

  • Cash into jacket pocket

    Capitalism's sustainability is threatened by this growing trend in the U.S., says Steve Odland, the former CEO of Office Depot and AutoZone.

  • Save capitalism or Bernie-nomics?

    Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor for the Clinton Administration and UC Berkeley professor, and CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow discuss whether we can save capitalism and if Bernie Sanders' ideas of democratic socialism are a way to go.

  • Anthony Saleh (left) and Nasir “Nas” Jones.

    Rapper Nas has quietly become an angel investor through his venture capital firm QueensBridge Venture Partners.

  • A young man takes a selfie with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders in the background after an event at the University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Jan. 24, 2016.

    What has undermined faith in our economic system and the very values needed to sustain it? Steve Odland has the answer.

  • The future of cap ex

    Paul Donovan, global economist and managing director at UBS, says the line between capital expenditure and consumer spending has blurred.

  • Happy Fat Cat Tuesday! Today’s the day when the pay of a FTSE 100 company's CEO will overtake the average U.K. worker’s annual earnings.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

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

  • 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, 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

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.