The Road to Serfdom is Paved by Conservatives

Source: EconLog
by Veronique de Rugy

“For the last ten years I have been baffled as I watched the conservative movement devolve into a weird wing of progressivism — especially on economic issues. While once at least paying lip service to limited government, fiscal prudence, and personal responsibility, conservatives now ignore the size of government and fiscal responsibility. They increasingly call for a larger child tax credit, a universal basic income, and paid leave arranged and ensured by the federal government. Many conservatives now also proudly embrace tariffs, hyperactive antitrust, and industrial policy (often justified, of course, as necessary to ‘fight’ China). … I fear that this recent trend is just the beginning. It won’t be long before the conservatives’ platform is a full-on version of big government, big business, and big unions.” (09/09/22)

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