The years when I was in a small business carpentry partnership, there was no political measure placed on which customers we would serve. Nowadays, I figure elected democrats become 'centrist' in order to serve the 'majority' which necessarily includes some fair proportion of conservative ideology, and, elected republicans have no compunction to serve even a majority of their republican base. I figure a functioning society is collectivist, a fact taken for granted with every purchase and service rendered. Republicans live as if the ideology of individualism's only connection to other members of society is money.
Some balance between individualism (liberty) and collectivism (organized production/distribution) is to me like the Yin/Yang Buddhist symbol representing equitable cooperation. I believe civilization suffers mostly through class warfare, ie, the moneyed interests exploiting the working poor and middle class. The most powerful business interests are historically related to transport and travel. While the global economy requires the most long-distance transport, the lesser economies - local, regional, State and national - though equally fundamental, cannot function optimally when dedicated to serve the global economy. The republican plans for infrastructure investment are almost completely related to the global economy. Go figure.