Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Markets, Capitalism and Conservatism

This brief but very important post by Rusty Reno describes why real conservatives are not surprised that unregulated markets create chaos. A key quote is:

"By my reckoning, the great, unifying feature of modern ideology has been the belief that some mechanism or method or formula will miraculously deliver ideal results without fail. This has been the dream of modernity: to replace judgment with calculation, wisdom with technical knowledge. . . American conservatism is always tempted by libertarian and free market ideologies. But true conservatism is not ideological at all. It wishes to preserve the religious and moral and cultural resources that train us to make wise judgments."

Exactly. Read it all here:

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