Is Support for Capitalism Declining around the World?
A Free-Market Mentality Index, 19902012
By Carlos Newland
This article appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of The Independent Review
The free-market paradigm has been losing popular support for two decades. This trend is evident in opinion surveys asking people about the merits of competition, the desirability of expanding private ownership of business, and whether or not they think wealth creation is a zero-sum game.