This is the start of Moral Capital. Moral Capital is a set of ideas designed to improve the world economically and individuals financially. It is a set of ideas with both political and personal implications.
But Moral Capital is more than just a set of ideas. It is also an attempt to understand why the world is the way it is. It is a set of ideas generated from the lessons of history. The world can produce remarkably beautiful things that create awe inspiring happiness. But the world has also experienced unimaginable horror, irreversible devastation and profound hopelessness. Understanding how to create the beautiful things and how to avoid the horrors is central to the mission of Moral Capital.
But Moral Capital is also more than just an attempt to understand the world. It is a system to change it. It is philosophizing with the modern hammer: capital. And the evidence that Moral Capital works is the history of the world as we know it today.
It is always better to historicize with reason than to speculate with faith.
The goal of Moral Capital is very American: human happiness. Of course, as Americans, we only have the right to pursue happiness, not necessarily to achieve it. But as humans, we naturally rejoice when we see happiness and enthusiasm around us.
Happiness and enthusiasm are the most contagious things on the planet.
Hopefully, Moral Capital will encourage others to think, reflect and ultimately act on history's lessons in order to create a world full of human happiness.