Defenders of Capitalism

The “Conservative” Assault on I, Pencil

by Mitch Whitus

Spontaneous order is the bane of central planners – to authoritarians and advocates of big government, the idea that complexity and problem-solving can arise from decentralized actions is anathema.  How can thousands of people around the world, without any sort of central direction, create such miraculous inventions like computers, cars, or, even, a pencil?… Read more >>

How About Making Elections Less Important?

By Anders Ingemarson [Orignally published on Separate! Feb. 12, 2022]

Conservative claims of 2020 election fraud have been repeatedly refuted. For example, The Wall Street Journal reported back in January that the conservative leaning Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) that supported many of Mr.… Read more >>


There is a proper role for a limited government in a free society.  Specifically, the government’s role is the protection of the individual’s rights to life, liberty, and property.  To protect these rights, the government enacts objective laws through a legislature, executes these laws through an executive branch and adjudicates them with a judicial system, all committed to that specific role. … Read more >>

2021 Winners – Clark Ragan & Conner Drigotas

2021 Defenders of Capitalism Award Winners – Clark Ragan & Conner Drigotas

Clark Ragan - recipient of the 2021 LPR Defender of Capitalism award

LPR 2021 Winner – Clark Ragan

Conner Drigotas - recipient of the 2021 CLP Defender of Capitalism award

CLP 2021 Winner – Conner Drigotas

LPR 2021
Brooke VanderWal – Runner-up
Matt Flanders – Runner-up
Christina Eastman
Andrea Hall
Armen Khadiwala
Kimberley Lorden
Rebecca Mannie
Carter Mateer
Sarah May
Danica McMullen
Paul Pittman

CLP 2021
Craig Fishbein – Runner-up
Isabelle Hargrove – Runner-up
Mark Anderson
Allyson Cowin
Dennis Crowe
Arnold Goldman
Bradley Sprecher
Douglas Thompson
Eric Witt


Attacks On Your Capital

Your capital is under attack and you need to protect it. The attacks come, as they always have in two forms: direct taxation and inflation. Now most people can easily think in terms of financial capital, the kind of capital that is important to individuals.… Read more >>

2020 Winners – Gabriel Elbert & Rob Sampson

Gabriel Elbert
Rob Sampson

2020 Defenders of Capitalism Award Winners – Gabriel Elbert & Rob Sampson


LPR 2020
Edward Brady
Tim Collins
Gabriel Elbert
Erin Erhart
Marcus Lee
Haeley Mowery
Krithika Prashant
Bart Pugh
Lindsey Singer
Stanton Skerjanec

CLP 2020
Peter Arduino
Taylor Carter
Irina Comer
Faith Ham
Jeffery Hogan
Carol Liebau
Bradley Michelson
James Miller
Frank Pappalardo
Rob Sampson