Really? I have seen no such link being suggested. Rather a stretch, too, given US as the most capitalistic country in the World and the most religions country in the West.
What? America is the foremost capitalist nation, and they are THE nation of God botherers.
This argument is wrong. We have to view it individually, not at national level. I'm saying the God bothering sect and the capitalist sect in America are not the same people. Therefore, America remains both the most capitalistic and the most religious country in the west. Its a case of numbers.
The link is as obvious as can be.
Read history and you'll see.
Realists, opportunists, go-getter have almost always been atheists.
Both Capitalists and Atheists spring from the common seed of rational individualism. They believe only in this world and the existence of no other, believe this world as the source of all happiness, the conquest of this world alone and gain in this visible world is the only point in life.
Nope. Historically speaking I would rather suggest a strong link between capitalism and protestantism (the idea of private property being so important comes from here).
And Jewish people were allowed to lend money with interest while Christians were not, so for a long time the European "banking system" (as underdeveloped as it was at the time) was almost purely Jewish.
Also, communists didn't believe in God (at least in theory).
Above you have 3 things you can further research so you can answer the question yourself.
However, I am pretty sure you simply view capitalists as evil people who don't care about others. And you also view atheists as evil people who don't care about others, hence your question. Am I wrong
I view neither as evil, only because I believe one cannot believe in God unless one has a defining experience or reason to do so. So as far as the individual right to lead your own life based on your own experiences goes, I'm all for it.
But Atheism serves as the exact foundational line of thought that any true capitalism would base itself on. I mean people who believe in God do not simply trample over the 'competition' for their own gain and triumph. Capitalists who claim otherwise must be simply hungry for political power (or power of some kind), for there, some purported religiosity is often fodder for elections.
Take the case of Mitt Romney affiliate Paul Ryan who is essentially an Objectivist (Ayn Rand) by thought, but hides behind a Catholic front.