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Like liberals & global warming; the GOP has made market capitalism & globalization into a religion.


https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/capitalist-...

Since the election of Donald Trump, a Republican president who divides conservatives, more people on the Right speak of the United States as a homeland rather than a mere abstraction. The global economy and mass immigration are being subjected to cost-benefit analysis, as champions of the marketplace should have it. There is more of a willingness to contest the idea that what’s good for General Motors is good for conservatives—or America.

“Market capitalism is not a religion. Market capitalism is a tool, like a staple gun or a toaster,” Carlson said. “Any economic system that weakens and destroys families isn’t worth having.” Does this observation make Tucker a socialist? Hardly.

Free markets can be corrosive of other values or priorities that are important to authentic conservatives: family, faith, and community. We see major corporations promoting social and cultural liberalism, social media monopolies—all privately owned—de-platforming conservatives and suppressing their ideas, big business and big government working hand in hand against religion and tradition.

“In states such as Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, countless children are growing up with parents in jail, incapacitated, or underground,” writes J.D. Vance in Meyer’s publication. “Yes, they live in a country with a higher GDP than a generation ago, and they’re undoubtedly able to buy cheaper consumer goods, but to paraphrase Reagan: Are they better off than they were 20 years ago?”


MIT economist points out that the raise of GDP per capita from globalization coincided with the rise of income inequality.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4otroKOb3b8

And it affects the vast majority of Americans not just the working class.
U.S. wealth held by households from 50th to the 90th percentiles fell from 35.2 percent of the total to 29.1 percent. Most of this wealth has transferred to the top 1 percent of U.S. households.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-13/america-s...

Democrats will be appealing to voters via Medicare for All, "free" college education etc.
Republicans need to modify the US economy so that it benefits all not just US controlled international corporations. Make America Great Again
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