Many may think that capitalism is complicated, that the now global interplay of finance, goods and services, resources and people is knowable only to the very best and brightest. For the few actual capitalists out there this perceived complexity, this belief, is a distinct advantage enabling them to prosper in a surely dynamic world.
But capitalism is actually very simple, so simple in fact that its essence lies hidden among the growing heap of models and data, policies and politics, laws and regulations, and endless news stories about jobs, the economy and life in all its true complexity.
Capitalism is the separation of Capital from Labor. That's all.