Lib­eral op­po­si­tion to cap­i­tal­ism? That’s not quite right

The Denver Post - - OPINION - Re: R. Kiefer,

“My sup­port for Trump is about lib­eral op­po­si­tion to cap­i­tal­ism,” June 26 let­ter to the edi­tor.

Let­ter-writer Denny Can­non does not ap­pre­ci­ate that it’s the lais­sez-faire, tear-’em-up, prof­i­teer­ing cap­i­tal­ism that think­ing peo­ple don’t like — not the fair, reg­u­lated, com­pet­i­tive cap­i­tal­ism that the econ­omy of this coun­try was built upon, and which has been bal­anced, and of­ten bailed out, by timely doses of so­cial­ism, like So­cial Se­cu­rity, most of our in­fra­struc­ture, ed­u­ca­tion, mil­i­tary de­fense, and law en­force­ment. If Can­non wants to build and main­tain his own roads, wa­ter-treat­ment and sewage fa­cil­i­ties, et cetera (without mess­ing up the en­vi­ron­ment), more power to him.

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