I do not think such attempt, as you were, is truly possible.
The principled are precisely anti-materialist, even Poison clan with 'friends over pixels' gets it. A synthesis that favors the materialist argument is wrong by definition. The debate of moral begins with principle.
Material realism on the other hand is an argument that could hold, for example: rationed equality, tech market, so on.
It is the love of war, not of "tech raided" that shapes a certain side of the raid debate. Moralists oppose it strictly because it is a material gain and perceived bullying carried from a power imbalance and visited upon the justly unprepared, just as the honest and blind, a moralist is bearing disadvantage - which is why anti-moralists are a crime of the faith. The real accusation is that you can only control your own alliance right. Goons and similar monstrosities are the particular examples that arose the whole debacle. I think this only became a concept when NpO attacked M, and the slurry started a drive to draw any attention from the decrepit communities they truly were. Funny from such war lovers, when even a moralist hates a war deserter.
Economics are best done in peace.
Tech raiders really want more destruction, and I'm happy to give them that war.
There is a seeming demand from the power hierarchy that moralists would hold conviction silent while hordes of bought infidel are sent bearing their truly pathetic 'war boner' or their allies won't like them anymore :*(
It is the saddest of humiliation, literally a sea of tears. Wellspring of grief.
People decided they really hated being handed justice, and more than anything a losing war from the high of hand. Thereafter any morality became their enemy, for it might accuse their !@#$, and furthermore see my opening post previous. The realpolitiker [see stat hugger] saw this states of affair and recruited the whole array of these pathetic peoples so they could keep any viable and god forbid legitimate competition done, selling a real fancy mirage of a car to do so, but usually reducing to blackmail. The lie of the whole was soon revealed when the convenient suckling horde was prevented from powers ascent and soon became the despised of all. Realpolitikers still love their stats because they are otherwise humiliated, and would still recruit any slime they can have to ensure the moral will never threaten their debased community.