state a moral case for Capitalism. Sometimes we get too wrapped up in the fact that Capitalism is so much more effective than Socialism or other practices. Yes, that is indisputably true. But just because something is effective doesn’t mean that it’s good. When I worked a lot in an Emergency Room the sardonic saying was, “All bleeding stops, eventually.” I often want to stop the bleeding, yet sometimes when bleeding stops it is not good. Same with Capitalism. Just because it is effective is not an argument that it is morally good.
For me the big issue is that it is more moral than Socialism or other economic theories. THAT, I think, is the case that needs to be broadly made. When people see this as a moral issue, things will change. The left has assiduously worked to make themselves look moral, inaccurately delegating the NAZIs (National Socialists) to some right-wing wilderness and generally staking out the high moral ground. The problem is, it’s not true.
The left loves to pretend that Capitalists are morally bad, that they are all (or usually) Gordon Gekko types or villains with black twisty handlebar mustaches. Nothing could be further from the truth. We need to make a moral case. And I think that would not be hard, from a logic and reason point of view.