It’s worth reading the whole thing, but since you won’t, here are the concluding stanzas:
Every good thing capitalism helps produce â€” from singing careers to cures for diseases to staggering charity â€”Â is credited to some other sphere of our lives. Every problem with capitalism, meanwhile, is laid at her feet. Except the problems with capitalism â€” greed, theft, etc. â€” arenâ€™t capitalismâ€™s fault, theyâ€™re humanityâ€™s. Socialist countries have greedy thieves, too.
Free markets are in disrepute these days, particularly by the people running Washington. For them, government is the solution and capitalism is the problem. If they have their way over the next decade, they wonâ€™t cure what allegedly ails capitalism â€” people will still steal and lie â€” but they will impede everything that makes capitalism great. And that will be bad for everyone, even NPR.