Defenders of Capitalism

Two Ways Trade Creates Wealth

I thought this article by Art Carden (AIER) was excellent – it’s amazing how people don’t understand an activity they take part in every single day, namely trading with others. Hope you enjoy and share it. – Michael Williams

Two Ways Trade Creates Wealth | AIER

by Art Carden – February 20, 2023

We trade so frequently that we don’t even think about it any longer.… Read more >>

Honoring Columbus

by Dave Walden

Here in Denver, as well as in other cities throughout America, Columbus has come under continuous attack.  An attack by the usual suspects for the usual reasons.

This attack manifests amidst criticisms of the celebrations annually conducted surrounding the numerous Columbus Day parades/festivities. … Read more >>

The Supreme Court Decision on the EPA is A Win For Constitution and the Free Market

by Helen Raleigh

Last week, the Supreme Court ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency’s powers to curb greenhouse-gas emissions from power plants on the ground that the agency has exceeded authorities granted by the U.S. Congress. The ruling is a win for the Constitution and the free market.… Read more >>

2022 Winners – Wendy Traub & Clay Doke

2022 DoC CLP Winner - Wendy Traub

CLP 2022 Winner – Wendy Traub

2022 DoC LPR Winner - Clay Doke

LPR 2022 Winner – Clay Doke

CLP 2022
Jonathan Johnson – Runner Up
Bruce Quackenbush – Runner Up
Devin Carney
Matthew Gagnon
Alison Gillott
Steven Leahy
Pavla Levin
David Scott

LPR 2022
Drew Esquivel – Runner Up
Amber Strickler – Runner Up
Ted Wells – Runner Up
Jack Briggs
Barbara DeSantis
Bob Kurtz
Garrett Mayberry
James Mattson
David Roth


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 >>