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This article expresses how free-market capitalism produces peace in Don Quixote while its absence induces violence. 
Specifically, it shows readers that when characters inherit in Don Quixote peace transpires but when the Moriscos’s private property is extorted gore is inflicted. That a modern salary causes peace in Don Quixote while a feudal Mercedes causes conflict. That when contracts are honored Don Quixote’s characters are calm but when contracts are breached its’ characters are violent. That figures in Don Quixote who work for a living are tranquil while those who do not work fight. That peaceful capitalism in Don Quixote is better than, and separate from, violent pirate-corsair-barbarism. That Capitalism’s profit motive does not cause slavery in Don Quixote whereas feudal suppression of human freedom does. That peaceful economic justice is enacted by civil judge Sancho Panza whereas bloody economic injustice is inflicted by either vigilantism, in the case of Don Quixote, or monarchical brutality, in the case of the Holy Brotherhood. That when financial disputes are decided by law courts peace ensues but when they are not violence happens. And lastly, the article finishes, by enumerating how future research on capitalism in Don Quixote can be conducted, specifically of an Austrian economic nature.


capitalism in Don Quixote, free markets in Don Quixote

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