The Essence of Capitalism


If you saw the title and thought this was some sort of political rant by me, well, jokes on you, sucker.

This is the first ever clip of 2012 convention footage, featuring none other than Doug McGuff M.D.

In this video Doug fundamentally rejects the popular mantra that capitalism is grounded in slitting someone else’s throat.

Doug identities the root, and the essence of capitalism, in kindness.

In peaceful, non-violent, non-fraudulent trade between consenting human beings.

In treating other people with dignity and respect.

As usual, Doug hits the nail on the head.

Remember this video the next time you hear someone bashing capitalism as incompassionate, primitive, or “ruthless”, because what they are calling for is the eradication of compassion, reason, and kindness from human relationships.

What they are calling for is nothing less than violence.

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at and


2 Responses to The Essence of Capitalism

  1. Sean October 15, 2012 at 7:34 pm #

    Anthony, is there any way I can see an extra thirty seconds of this video? It was my favorite moment at the whole convention and really hit home. Thanks

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