Capitalism, everyone talks about it, sometimes unkindly. The victor since the end of the USSR some 25 years ago, it is born during the Industrial Revolution and from the Enlightenment. Since this time, virulent critics have lived with it, still unable to deter it, the result of the unappealing proposed solution, a State-controlled economy. Capitalism uses arguments like freedom, progress and efficiency, but relies on abuse of power, environmental destruction, society annihilation, perhaps even the end of humanity, only driven by greed and fear. But this is not the reality. Capitalism emerges from both a conceptual and historical analysis as opposed to the market economy. From this separation, a liberal alternative to capitalism emerges, a balanced market solution named Equinomy.
Resulting from a detailed research on the definition and characteristics of capitalism, the idea summarized here is not a blunt critique of capitalism. Instead, when capitalism is rethought and extracted from the market economy, it reveals itself as a flawed but potentially perfectible system once balanced and not undermined anymore by a dominant power and interest. The enemy is named power, because it goes against freedom for everyone. Capital is not the problem, it only hides power, power of a minority over a majority. With this idea of power, the understanding of capitalism - and of all the economy - disrupts older criticisms and brings a new horizon, a balance of powers in a free market . The market transforms into a normal and natural solution to capitalism, and is no longer considered as its ally. A new alternative appears, a new Economy of Equilibrium (Equinomy) where powers are balanced, where free competition and free cooperation are promoted, where a significant basic income creates justice and economic freedom, helped by a balanced corporate governance.