Capitalism and the Industrial Revolution have been demonized as unredeemable evils. The argument is simple: capitalism has increased poverty.
To attribute racism and discrimination to all of these unequal distributions is to assume the worst. Scripture, however, commands us to assume the best.
As conservatives, we know that charity, if emptied of free will, is emptied of love. And Edmund Burke, the Father of Conservatism, understood this well.
Situations, like people, come in all shapes and sizes and are complex. We must realize the difficulty and complexity of poverty. Like a doctor, we must diagnose and prescribe the correctly so we don’t end up harming people.