By reading this koob, you will learn how to ground capitalism within a working moral framework.
You will also learn:
How pragmatism and utilitarianism have influenced both the Left and the Right;
Why there is an ever-widening financial gap between urban and rural areas;
How we could effectively tax and redistribute rents to poorer parts of the country;
Why family, firm, and State should be the foundational pillars of any moral political system;
What the alternative is to the “paternalistic” vs “maternalistic” view of the State;
Why solely profit-oriented firms tend to fail and how to involve workers in quality control;
Why we should focus on jobs driving innovation and invention;
Why the smartest people in society flock towards finance, an area where there is almost no innovation or creation of wealth;
Why we need a middle-of-the-road, centrist approach to politics.
You’ve probably heard that people don’t “believe” in capitalism anymore: they feel the game is rigged against them to benefit the rich. This was not always the case. Capitalism and social democracy helped millions escape poverty and underdevelopment in the past. Unfortunately, the current discussion has been hijacked by ideologues on the Left and on the Right, hell-bent on pushing their agendas without looking at what happens in the streets of our cities and towns. To revert this tendency, we need to open the debate to sensible ideas grounded in morality. This is the only way to redirect capitalism—and therefore our societies—towards the ends it used to champion: helping everybody, across the board.