Wow, you guys have some great ideas here!
Why weren't you
writing the show?!
There's a whole lot more to Capitalism than just generic "greed", and that would have been great to explore! Heck, they could have just written off the Ferengi from The Last Outpost
as being sort of Kruge-type renegades. One would hardly judge the Federation based on just the behavior of Captain Ron Tracy!