Reply To: Capitalism resulted from the growth of the state?


As a sociologist, Nisbet is using the term “capitalism” to refer to the historical system called capitalism. As economists, we use tend to use the “free market economy” or “unhampered market economy” as a synonym with “capitalism.” Nisbet is a champion of liberty and order, an order brought about without the state..

David Gordon lists Nisbet’s book as one of the 100 most important works on liberty:

Here are a few appreciations of Nisbet: