The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of capitalism. Capitalism is the only economic system which has increased wealth. Wealth expands in relation to the willingness to take risks with your wealth. The successful risk takers were the builders of an economic system that benefits the most people. Capitalism is not perfect, but it is our best choice. The Industrial Revolution was the incubator of technology; the art of improving skill and craft. Do you know why the industrial revolution began in Britain? Why did America lead the way after the Civil War? It is an amazing story!