Is it true that the interventionist policies promoted by liberals favor the weal

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  1. profile image79
    wba108@yahoo.composted 5 years ago

    Is it true that the interventionist policies promoted by liberals favor the wealthy and powerful?

    It seems that the government interventions promoted by liberals assure a competitive advantage for government favored groups. Many regulations, subsidies and laws have the affect of creating a culture of corruption, which is the very thing they were intended to prevent. These policies protect established firms from competition while preventing smaller challedgers from succeeding.

  2. Marquis profile image77
    Marquisposted 5 years ago

    D Williams is under the impression that only GOP represents corporations. well then how do Liberal Democrats get so rich? I know how. They favor big government which is also in bed with the same corporations.

    1. d.william profile image70
      d.williamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      This is not about finger pointing or assigning blame. Those old biased attitudes do nothing but encourage civil unrest. It is time for us to unite, not further the divide. There is blame enough to go around for everyone so nix the attitude.

  3. LandmarkWealth profile image79
    LandmarkWealthposted 5 years ago

    The Answer is Yes...Intervention via the gov't does favor larger entities and those with the most capital.  However, I would not use the word Liberal here.  In fact the large majority of the Republican party, meaning the "country club" Republican insiders are just as guilty.  Examples on the Republican side are the way in which we hand out gov't defense contracts.  That's hardly a competitive process that allows room for the little guy.

    However, in general you are correct. The more the Gov't intervenes, the more we see in the way of price distortion.  One example is the banking system.  The new Dodd-Frank Bill makes it extremely difficult for the smaller regional banks to compete on a local level with the big multinational conglomerates.  The web of regulations actually helps to create an environment of a few banks with an essential cartel in terms of their relationships with the GSE's.  It has put a lot regional banks in a position in which they either must consolidate or simply focus on more commercial activity rather than cater to the general public. 

    In general the biggest impact of gov't intervention is the price distortions that are created.  The three areas in which Gov't intervenes the most are Health Care, Education, & Housing.   Healthcare has seen dramatically higher inflation than baseline CPI since the creation of Medicare.  In fact healthcare costs have risen faster.  The same is true with education. Since the creation of the Dept of Education in 1979 the cost of education has gone up substantially faster than baseline inflation, while the quality of education has rapidly fallen behind the rest of the world on a relative basis.  Rising costs price out those on the lower end of the economic scale and create a wider disparity between the rich and the poor.

    For a more detailed look at some specific examples of how the gov't creates price distortions...Read the attached link. … ease-Costs

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      wba108@yahoo.composted 5 years agoin reply to this

      To me, conservative is a far cry to what the GOP has become and in my opinion liberal describes the vast majority of democrats. But true conservatives don't support state capitalism whereas the liberals seem to.


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