Why do I constantly write about politics in an Economics Blog? In a free market economy, government does not pay a role in the distribution of resources. In the American economy, which is not a free market economy, political power determines how resources are used. There are no conservatives in either the house or the senate. The last presidential candidate to suggest real free market solutions was Ron Paul in 2012. He was beat up so badly by the Republican National Committee, Fox News and the media that he had no chance.
After 2008, my acid test for a real conservative was, did he support TARP? That was a very, soft test but it eliminated all but a handful of law makers and virtually all “conservative” talk show hosts. Today, I know of no conservatives running for office.
Someday a conservative may emerge. What would a conservative do that is not being done by today’s politicians? A conservative would have plans to close government agencies. You won’t hear it this year. Of course, the ideal would be candidates offering to serve strictly as delegates. That was my position in 2010 when I ran for congress. I lost very badly and voters could not understand the concept.
Voters will end up serving their representatives as they have been doing for most of our history.
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