In the latest episode of Reason at Large, I answer a question from Jason: "You've written and spoken at length about why capitalism is the only moral social system, and I find your arguments very convincing. But in daily conversations with people, I don't have an hour to make the full case. What's your 5-minute version?"
Although I don’t quite keep my reply to five minutes, I do keep it relatively brief. (You’ve heard the aphorism, “I’d have written a shorter letter if I’d had more time”; it applies to videos too.)
The gist of the discussion is that capitalism is the only moral social system because it’s the only system that legalizes the requirements of human life.
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- Capitalism and the Moral High Ground
- Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society