Grove City College's Center for Vision and Values has posted the lectures delivered by Jeffrey Herbener and myself under the title, "Conservatives and the Economy: Assessing the Critical Issues." In these lectures, delivered is April, we identify two economic issues that have historically tended to unite conservative economic thought: sound money and fiscal responsibility. Dr. Herbener discussed sound money, while I took on fiscal responsibility. Each of us respectively laid out the reasons we should embrace sound money and massive reductions in government expenditure and then outlined the radical reform necessary to get us there. You can watch both lectures by clicking here.
From this perspective, what we desire to be conserved is not any particular economic or financial condition, but the social institution private property. True private property rights are what we need to conserve if we desire any hope of a flourishing human civilization.