Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Andrew Bernstein
  • 01:32    |    
    Where does wealth come from?
    • Anti-capitalist intellectuals
    • Quote, n Andrew Bernstein (2005)
  • 05:11    |    
    What is the reality of living standards during history?
    • Quote, n , Angus Maddison (1982)
    • References: Fernand Braudel and Carlo Cipolla
    • Why here and why now?
  • 11:12    |    
    Leading heroes of capitalism
    • John Locke (1632 - 1704)- Individual rights, liberty and pursuit of happiness - The life belongs to each of us
    • Quote of John Locke by Thomas Jefferson
    • Isaac Newton (1643 - 1727) - His cognitive method, the power of the human mind
    • Aristotle and the cognitive method
  • 23:47    |    
    How did mankind rise out of this "abismo" starvation level poverty?
    • Example of Scotland
    • James Watt (1736 - 1819) - steam engine of the industrial revolution
    • Industrial revolution (1785)
    • Quote by Matthew Boulton
    • This ideas improved human living condition
  • 35:50    |    
    Adam Smith (1723 - 1790)
    • Quote, n Andrew Bernstein
    • John Loudon McAdam (1756 - 1836) -revolution in transportation
    • Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834)- revolution in the transportation field
  • 44:49    |    
    Birmingham Law Society
    • Quote, n Andrew Bernstein (2005)
    • Early capitalist heroes
  • 57:11    |    
    Contribution by the United States of America
    • Quote, n , Andrew Bernstein
    • History of freedom
    • Thomas Edison (1847 - 1931)
    • Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)
    • Story of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
    • American contribution to architecture
    • John Roebling (1806 - 1869)
    • Henry Ford´s Greenfield Village
    • Application of science technology
  • 01:19:52    |    
    Culture of reason and politics of egotism
    • Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)
    • Book industry
    • Music industry
  • 01:24:23    |    
    Humanity flourish comes from capitalist heroes
  • 01:26:46    |    
    Question and answer period
  • How is wealth equally distributed in capitalism?
  • 01:36:00    |    
    Final credits


Foundations of Capitalism: Heroes of Capitalism

New Media  | 20 de junio de 2015  | Vistas: 13

During his talk, Andrew Bernstein explained how capitalism improved the human living condition since the Industrial Revolution onwards to the present day. He used the example of what he called "the leading heroes of capitalism".Beginning with the ideas of John Locke and Isaac Newton, he explains that life belongs to each of us and the power of human mind. Then, he talked about the role of James Watt, John Loudon Mc Adam and Thomas Telford in the industrial revolution and its technological advances. He used the history of United States as an example of a free country in its development. He also mentions other heroes of capitalism, like Ayn Rand.During history, the leading minds applied lessons they have learned and have morally rejected the authoritarian epistemological model. At the end, their numerous contributions have changed the world.




Conferencista

Andrew Bernstein is author of The Capitalist Manifesto: The Historic, Economic,…

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