What do you get when you cross a Progressive with a Libertarian?
The aversion to “corporatism” is found in all ideological streams and both major parties; however, the K ST interests involved in regulatory capture has occurred on a grand scale to the detriment of everyone else. Its not about money in politics it is about access.
In a 21st century world where the power of multinational corporations and centralized governments rule in tandem, grassroots movements in opposition to this kind of global authoritarianism are springing up across the political spectrum. Traditional rivals on the left and right are increasingly finding themselves unified against new revelations of institutional corruption, government secrecy, domestic surveillance, erosion of civil liberties, suppression of journalism, collusion of international trade, dismantling of internet freedom, and the expansion of state-sponsored militarism.
It’s agreed, they really don’t like corporatism.
These strange bedfellows are lefty progressives and righty libertarians, who both share some reluctance over their unexpected alliance. That hesitance is quite understandable considering their philosophical antipathy over issues like the size, scope, and purpose of the federal government. However, their disagreements are more often theoretical than material. Put a progressive and a libertarian in a room and you’ll likely get an hours-long debate…
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