CapX

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CapX
Type of site
News
Available inEnglish
FoundedJune 21, 2014
Headquarters,
Key peopleRobert Colvile (Editor in Chief)
Oliver Wiseman (Editor)
John Ashmore (Deputy Editor)
ParentCentre for Policy Studies
Websitewww.capx.co
Alexa rankIncrease 248,021 (June 23, 2015)[1]
Current statusActive

CapX is a British online news website and aggregator founded by the Centre for Policy Studies,[2] and features columnists and contributors such as Tim Montgomerie, Daniel Hannan and V. S. Naipaul.[3] The site offers original content and aggregated news and blogs, and features opinion on politics, economics, and business issues.[4]

CapX was launched on 21 June 2014 as a commentary outlet to promote "democratic capitalism" and support innovation, competition, free trade, good governance and liberty.[2][5] It aggregates and selects news from 3.5 million blogs, academic journals and mainstream media.[6] It publishes a spectrum of pro-market authors.[7]

History[edit]

CapX was founded by the Centre for Policy Studies on 21 June 2014 in collaboration with Signal Media.[8] On 28 January 2015 a new site was launched for CapX. Lord Saatchi, chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies, commented on its launch, "CapX, the first global digital think tank, has been designed to show how popular capitalism can work to the benefit of all. We hope it will make a difference."[6]

Contributors[edit]

In addition to columns by Iain Martin and a group of contributors such as Tim Montgomerie, Daniel Hannan, Philippe Legrain, and Paul Collier, CapX has many authors—from politicians and campaigners to academics and policy experts—who contribute on a wide range of topics. Specialist contributors include Indian economist Deepak Lal[9] and Islamic economics specialist Jeff Halevy.[10]

Political views[edit]

CapX is broadly on the centre-right of the political spectrum.[11] In 2015, the then editor Iain Martin stated that CapX is "for competition because it drives innovation, creates wealth and increases prosperity."[6] CapX supports innovation, competition, free trade, facilitative government and liberty, and is opposed to cronyism, corporatism and restrictive markets.[5] Conservative politician Paul Goodman wrote on the political website ConservativeHome in October 2014, recommending that readers should add CapX to their reading list.[12]

Funding[edit]

The Centre for Policy Studies has received funding for the project from the Templeton Religion Trust and the Rising Tide Foundation.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "capx.co Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Iain Martin: Welcome to CapX". Centre for Policy Studies. June 21, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "Columnists & Contributors". CapX. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  4. ^ a b "About". CapX. June 21, 2014. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2015.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ a b "CapX". Centre for Policy Studies. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "CapX - New site now live". Centre for Policy Studies. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  7. ^ "Free markets need defending. Meet CapX". The Spectator. January 28, 2015. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  8. ^ "In the online battle of ideas, capitalism must go on the attack". The Daily Telegraph. May 3, 2014. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Deepak Lal". CapX. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "Benedikt Koehler". CapX. Retrieved June 23, 2015.
  11. ^ "Greece lightning: six things you need to know about Syriza's victory". The Spectator. January 26, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  12. ^ "Why you should add CapX to your reading list". ConservativeHome. October 24, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2015.

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