Cnut the Great wrote: Rooman33 wrote: Cnut the Great wrote:
Rooman33 wrote: Cnut the Great wrote:
Its shows dot but its 100% libertarian. I support laissez faire capitalism. I believe in Objectivist economics not so much the ethics. But I am an Egoist (rational, ethical, and physiological) I dont really care for conservatives because they support capitalism but just like he liberals are destroying it... Any form of non laissez faire will end up hurting more then helping
Yes but, unfortunately, the necessary support for such policies are absent in all today's major democratic societies. So, it becomes a question of practicality and theory - the answer to which is a matter of degree. I would love nothing more than to see another Calvin Coolidge - or even a Milton Friedman - in office, but such a person would likely never find the necessary popular support. So I have to taper my preferences with pragmatism, sadly.
I also find that many people conflate conservatism
with social conservatism/purism. Conservatives and libertarians depart very little on policy until it comes to foreign affairs and the matter of isolationism.
Its not that its unlikely it just needs to get out to the public. If a GOP ran for laissez faire capitalism and explained it enough to prove it doesn't cause monopolys and the cause of them was the government etc... Then I say it can be likely
It's been done - and is done regularly - at local and some state levels. It's astronomically unlikely to succeed on a national level.
Well, to reference America specifically (since you mentioned the RL GOP), we've over 300 million people in this country. It's impossible to solidify a majority vote - with just two major parties - if yo take a purist position. From a practical standpoint, you have to seem nonthreatening to the independents/moderates. Just ~40% Our populations self-identifies as Conservative, ~20% as Liberal. The rest are moderate. To get over 50% you either have to expand the number of conservatives (which entails a major cultural shift) or you have to appeal to the moderates.
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