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“The Left Has No Answers”

"The Left Has No Answers"

“The Left Has No Answers”

“They claim to love the poor and middle class. But when private enterprise comes along to bring food, clothing, and electronics to average people, via big-box stores, the left screams and denounces them. Instead of celebrating big box stores, fast food, and the mass availability of digital technology – which are actually achieving the old dream of universal access – they condemn them, regulate them, and even try to drive them out of existence.”

“They claim to champion workers, but their taxes, mandates, wage floors, and restrictions have created a job marketplace that is hard to enter, restricted, leads to job locks, and pillages workers of their just compensation.”

“They claim to champion the cause of democracy, but they create systems that prohibit average people from being the driving force for the society’s use of resources.”

“They want universal schooling and healthcare but create systems that are wildly costly, deliver inferior results, and deny average people the right to choose.”

“They try to foment class war against the rich without acknowledging that many average people actually admire the rich and aspire to be like them, and need a system filled with opportunity to help them achieve those dreams.”

“Keeping Progress on Track”

“The social democrats need to lose their hostility to free enterprise, improve their economic understanding, and come out full force for deregulation, tax cuts, and privatization as the right means for realizing peace, prosperity, tolerance, and widespread access to material abundance.”

“The hard right needs to let go of its warm spot for the police state, migration restrictions, militarism, and middle-class welfare, and embrace a consistent view of human freedom that includes a tolerance for diversity and an acknowledgement that global trade is fully compatible with national pride.”

“We need a new and conscious movement that is devoted to a classical form of liberalism, applied in the 21st century. Such a movement should celebrate free enterprise, trade, and peace and recognize that the magic of freedom is revealed most profoundly in its capacity to create harmony out of diversity, strong cultural ties out of spontaneous association, and prosperity from the creative actions of individuals in an open-ended social order. Such a movement needs to detach itself from the war between right and left and instead embrace liberty as the third way and the light in an otherwise dark world.”

Left-Wing Economics Is No Match for Alt-Right Resentment | Jeffrey A. Tucker

In many ways, it really is 1946 again, a time that cries out for the emboldening of a passionate, dedicated, morally strong movement to save freedom from its enemies. A genuine liberal movement must not only reverse the multifarious errors of left and right from the past but also point the way towar…

https://fee.org/articles/left-wing-economics-is-no-match-for-alt-right-resentment/

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