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Why I Parted Ways With The Right

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recusancy11/30/2009 8:28:22 pm PST

re: #412 wozzablog

It’s unfortunate that “liberal” is now total package too - one word labels do a lot of harm. Liberal economics is not government, government government - classical liberals love free markets. That problem exists to and has been swept under the carpet - kudos for alligning the situations.

As i look at it
Conservative = small (but not anti-government), baby steps incrementalising one way or another socially or economically. I have always viewed Conservatism (from a western european perspective) as a Managerial type of ideology.

Liberal = Government can solve most problems, in favour of radical plans for legislative change.

Conservative = Regulate people. Deregulate business.
Liberal = Regulate business. Deregulate people.