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laissez faire

The successful succeed within the social network of roads, fire and police stations, gas stations, schools, doctors’ offices, etc, etc, etc that are all manifested from the life, work and contributions of everybody all at once.

Some of the RIGHT WING in general believe in laissez faire commerce and technology–regulations be damned. There is a man, Grover Norquist, who is an archetype of this radical “least government is the best government” meme. His famous quote is: “I’m not in favor of abolishing the government. I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub.” Presumably, a drowned government is in no condition to launch regulations for the safety of the people and the direction of commerce toward reasonable, safe, and healthy exchange.

The radical RIGHT does not seem to have much time for community and even less for commercial regulation of any kind–the less the better. The radical RIGHT seems to make individuality, self-reliance and total economic self-expression a mystical and numinous force that supersedes and effectively cancels community–this is called laissez faire, “a policy or attitude of letting things take their own course, without interfering.” Laissez faire policy gives rise to an economic and unbalanced societal hierarchy. The radical RIGHT WING seems to think that these notions of an instinctually competitive and Social Darwinian society are metaphysically truer and more REAL than any other type of polity. On the other hand there is no lack of social theory that believes that COOPERATION is the driving force. See Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny by Robert Wright. The radical RIGHT seems to have little issue with the pyramid structure of society, with the privileged mounting to the top point over and over through the generations.

Robert Wright observes that as an oligarchy and plutocracy arises, a reaction simultaneously arises to topple the top of the pyramid. There are countless examples of this: The Spartacus slave rebellion and all slave rebellions such as the one in the Caribbean, the French Revolution, and our own American revolution.

And so it goes.

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