What is a capitalist government?

Capitalism is an economic system, not a political system. Most political systems today endorse some variant of capitalism or a mixed economy. So, democracies and dictatorships of all stripes (except completely Communist countries) are "capitalist governments".
Generally speaking an economic system's name is not related to a "type" of government. There are too many variables. What can be asked or said is " what type of government allows for a capitalist economy?"


The governments typically seen as endorsing capitalism in modern day terms are those that foster a free market economy. However, this type of economy is subject to laws and regulations that oversee the businesses of the nation in question. This is a violation of the primary principle of capitalism, which is that the Invisible Hand regulates the economy, not a government. As a result, true capitalism is found nowhere. So-called capitalism is really a free market economy and such economies allow for governmental regulation or in some cases ownership of a particular means of production. Franklin D. Roosevelt supported this view. He, leaned a bit to the left, and knew his politics and economics.
A capitalist government in modern day terms is one that fosters a free market economy. However, this type of economy is subject to laws and regulations that oversee the businesses of the nation in question. There never was a pure capitalist system. This was a statement from Franklin D. Roosevelt. He, leaned a bit to the left, and knew his politics and economics.
Generally speaking an economic system's name is not related to a "type" of government. There are too many variables. What can be asked or said is " what type of government allows for a capitalist economy?" And, most importantly, capitalism is found nowhere. So-called capitalism is really a free market economy and such economies allow for governmental regulation or in some cases ownership of a particular means of production.