Conservatives tend to support the free market. But the free market doesn’t necessarily support conservatism. Companies have to make money, so business interests are opposing sanctions against Russia and treading lightly in other countries when it comes to promoting democracy and liberty. So says liberal columnist Harold Meyerson. He could have added that businesses are also finding it in their economic interests to support gay marriage, hedonism, and our decadent entertainment industry. Historically, the free market has been an engine of “progress,” undermining conservative values.
Consider Meyerson’s argument, after the jump. How could you answer him? Or does he have a point? [Read more...]