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A Conservative Reform Movement?

An article in The Atlantic discusses a nascent reform movement on the right.  While it’s encouraging to hear there are still conservatives who believe thinking is a good thing, and solving real-world problems is even better, they are operating under many ideological and practical restraints, not least of which is that the uber-rich people who fund conservative political activities like things the way they are and don’t want  reform.  As a result, “Even when they face up to the contradictions in conservative ideology and acknowledge the market’s shortcomings, their solutions rarely challenge the market’s priorities and are thus much smaller than the problem they’re addressing.”  For this and other reasons, if you’re a reformer who dreams of creating a better world, it’s so much easier to get there by simply being a liberal.  But here’s the article:  Roger Rabbit iconhttp://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/05/are-reform-conservatives-serious/371839/


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