You know, I’m not sure what to do with all these new labels everyone is tossing around. I’ve always considered myself a conservative and highly suspicious of government, no matter who is in office. Neoliberal? How about Marxist? If it looks like a duck…
While I agree that we don’t have a truly free market, my point is that reducing the massive regulations is how we bring it back. That being one of things Trump campaigned on and one of the reason he was elected. As far as too big to fail, I would have preferred GM go bankrupt and individuals who know how to build cars people want to buy to pick up the pieces. If we didn’t have an FDIC to guarantee everyone’s saving, maybe the banks would be a little more conservative in where they made investments. For the most part, the smaller home town banks came through the crisis just fine. I don’t agree with public/private partnerships since they tend to spend our money on foolishness. Solyndra comes to mind.
And sorry there dogpaddle, but we don’t live in a caste system. The poor don’t have to stay poor. A lot of poor folks are young people just starting out in life. I know several people, whom I can call friends, that are now millionaires. They started out with nothing but a dream and it was capitalism that made them prosperous.
And as far as Ayn Rand is concerned, I’ve never read any of her work.