Russ Roberts wrote and produced this 6-1/2 minute video. Once again, his creativity, risk-taking, and use of media are a triumph.
I believe that the challenge that economists face in promoting pro-market views is overcoming small-community intuition. If your mental model of society is that it is a family or a small community, then your intuition will not supply any benefits for markets. I think that in order to appreciate markets, you have to understand three things.
1. If a society were limited to a small, self-contained unit, such as a family or a village, it would necessarily have a primitive economy.
2. The coordination problems in a large-scale society cannot be solved the way that coordination problems can be solved in small-scale society. In small-scale society, direct observation of other people and intuition will get you a long way. That is not true in large-scale society.
3. Prices, competition, and creative destruction are an elegant solution to the economic coordination problem in large-scale society.
The poem emphasizes point (3). That is in some ways the most difficult point to explain. But I think you need to walk people through all three points, and even then they may still not be convinced.