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Type of site
Online newspaper
News aggregator
Available inEnglish
United Kingdom
Key peopleRobert Colvile (editor-in-chief)
Alys Denby (editor)
ParentCentre for Policy Studies
Launched21 June 2014; 9 years ago (2014-06-21)
Current statusActive

CapX is a British online newspaper and news aggregator. It was founded by the Centre for Policy Studies,[1] and features columnists and contributors such as Tim Montgomerie, Daniel Hannan, and V. S. Naipaul.[2] The site offers original content and aggregated news and blogs, and features opinion on politics, economics, and business issues.[3]

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.[1][4] It aggregates and selects news from 3.5 million blogs, academic journals and mainstream media.[5] It publishes a spectrum of pro-market authors.[6]


CapX was founded by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) on 21 June 2014 in collaboration with Signal Media.[7] On 28 January 2015, a new site was launched for CapX. CPS chairman Lord Saatchi 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."[5]


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,[8] and Islamic economics specialist Benedikt Koehler.[9]

Political views

CapX is broadly on the centre-right of the political spectrum.[10] In 2015, then-editor Iain Martin stated that CapX is "for competition because it drives innovation, creates wealth and increases prosperity."[5] CapX supports innovation, competition, free trade, facilitative government and liberty, and is opposed to cronyism, corporatism and restrictive markets.[4] Conservative Party politician Paul Goodman wrote on the political website ConservativeHome in October 2014, recommending that readers should add CapX to their reading list.[11]


The Centre for Policy Studies has received funding for the project from the Templeton Religion Trust and the Rising Tide Foundation.[3]


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