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lemons asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 9 years ago

Where would Laissez-Faire Capitalism go on a political spectrum?

Would it be left or right wing? if so, would it be on the right of CLASSICAL CONSERVATISM or to the left?



How right wing? More right than Classical Conservatism?

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    it's hard to say, because it has never existed in this country, and none of our founding fathers were for such a system

    "Of all occupations those are the least desirable in a free state which produce the most servile dependence of one class of citizens on another class. This dependence must increase as the mutuality of wants is diminished. Where the wants on one side are the absolute necessaries and on the other are neither absolute necessaries, nor result from the habitual economy of life, but are the mere caprices of fancy"

    -- James Madison; from 'Fashion' National Gazette (March, 20, 1792)

    "The earth is given as a common stock for man to labour and live on. If, for the encouragement of industry we allow it to be appropriated, we must take care that other employment be furnished to those excluded from the appropriation"

    -- Thomas Jefferson; from letter to James Madison, (Oct. 28, 1785)

    I suppose it should just be classified as a utopian pipe dream of the far-far-far-right

  • 9 years ago

    Laissez-Faire is definitely right, and I would consider it the same as classical.


  • 9 years ago

    To the right even of fascism.

    Even fascism gave citizens a solid package of social rights, although taking away their civil rights.

    Laissez-faire capitalism accords rights only to money and those who possess it.

  • Right-wing.

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  • Laissez-Faire Capitalism is 100% Conservative. They believe in unrestricted Capitalism, which allowed the big banks like Goldman Sachs to take over Congress. Thanks to Republican deregulation the banks now own our Gov.

  • 9 years ago

    Right wing....but it's classical (properly defined) liberalism.

  • 9 years ago

    Typically placed "right", but right and left are meaningless.

    Authoritarian vs Libertarian is meaningful, and it'd be on the libertarian end of that scale. You don't need violence to let people trade freely with one another.

  • On the right wing where we are supoosed to be but aren't.

  • 9 years ago

    It'd be well over to the right

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


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