Capitalism is part of the foundation of the United States. As its dominance spread around the world, challenges to the system abated. But recent historical events, including the economic crash of 2008, have resurrected criticisms of capitalism. During the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, the democratic socialist senator Bernie Sanders gained a surprising amount of support. The viewpoints in this resource address important arguments surrounding capitalism, such as whether capitalism is currently in crisis, potential alternatives to replace it, and whether capitalism is inherently unfair.