The Atlas Society Publishes Videos on "The History of Capitalism"

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This two-part video series explores the history and future of capitalism. The presenter is Guillermo Pineda, founder of the Center for the Study of Capitalism in Guatemala.

Guillermo Pineda, founder of the Center for the Study of Capitalism

This seminar by Guillermo Pineda explores the history of capitalism in the last 250 years. How did capitalism function in the past? Does it still exist today? What is the future of capitalism? Part one covers the growth and flourishing of the ideas of free-market capitalism in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Watch: "The History of Capitalism: Part 1"

Part two is a survey of contemporary capitalism and addresses what the future of this social system may be.

Watch: "The History of Capitalism: Part 2"

This seminar was originally delivered at the 2012 Atlas Summit, an annual conference by the Atlas Society.

GUILLERMO PINEDA is a double degree MA global studies candidate at Leipzig University and Roskilde University. He founded the Center for the Study of Capitalism in Guatemala and has studied and promoted Objectivist philosophy for several years.


The Atlas Society promotes open Objectivism: the philosophy of reason, achievement, individualism, and freedom. Our scholars work to further develop this philosophy born in the mid-twentieth century. We present the empowering principles of Objectivism to a global audience, and offer those principles as a rational and moral alternative in the marketplace of philosophical ideas.

We do this through a variety of programs, which include:

-Original scholarly research which further develops the philosophy.
-Academic training of young intellectuals.
-Publishing and commissioning influential books and monographs.
-Our rich multi-media website
-Original commentary and op-eds published in mainstream media.
-Speeches and media appearances.

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