En Tequila Es Verdad/progressive conservatism/post/2009/02/12/1113

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February 12, 2009 11:13 AM - Woozle

Woozle said...

Hmm, have there been any signs of life from Mike? Is it time for me to slap another elephant silhouette on the side of my computer?

Another question for the intermission, then: By what logic does conservatism continue to justify its philosophy of intensive self-reliance in a society where the basic resources for earning a living are increasingly controlled by established interests? (...especially when the lion's share of the reward from exploiting those resources tends to be allocated by affiliation rather than individual merit.)

For that matter, how can you justify supporting both self-reliance and the entrenched interests which make self-reliance impossible?

...and how does "progressive conservatism" differ from mainstream conservatism on these questions?