I recently sent this to Brian Strow, the professor in charge of the new BB&T sponsored Center for the Study of Capitalism at Western Kentucky University:
I was thrilled to hear that BB&T is sponsoring WKU for a center to study capitalism. I'm a firm believer that capitalism is the most effective and only moral economic system because of it's regard for individual rights and condemnation of government interference. I'm very interested in helping out the center, and I hope you will let me know if there is ever a need for volunteers.In the future, I would suggest inviting a speaker from the Ayn Rand Institute. I attended the debate on capitalism last semester and was disappointed by the pro-capitalism debaters. I don't think either one made a complete argument for the moral foundations of capitalism or effectively explained why those principles are so fundamental to capitalism's success. And I was dismayed at their inability to refute even the most inane questions. It just wasn't a true defense. I've heard lectures by many speakers from ARI, and I think students (especially business majors) could benefit from their pointed and specific arguments for capitalism.