I’m pretty strongly in favour of free trade. So is @I_am_the_Senate.[quote=“Gall_Ghaedheil, post:590, topic:107698”]
I think the welfare state should exist but that’s about it. I believe all services, except for the Armed Forces, should be privatized. So I’m pretty economically liberal, me thinks. As far as all that fiscal shit goes, I’m definitely not a taxfag, though. I’m not American-style free marketeer. That’s like a meme basically.
I just think competition produces the best results in pretty much every situation
I’m with you on the competition and welfare state front, but I’m pretty open to state intervention in a market-based economy in order to remove barriers to entry, deal with information problems, create institutions that help to further economic progress and improvements in human welfare, etc. Hell, I’m not against having state-run businesses if there’s an empirical case for it. In terms of political philosophy in this case I probably have a lot of overlap with more market-based social democrats and social liberals, it’s just I tend to disagree with the methods these people use in practice.