What does neoliberal Democrat mean?
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31-01-2014, 06:46 PM
RE: What does neoliberal Democrat mean?
It basically means you're not a full libertarian that promotes unregulated laissez faire capitalism, but that you support third way principles (like Bill Clinton) and a mixed market economy that attempts to redistribute social captial by granting access to public services that will increase equality of opportunity instead of just attempting to maintain equality of outcome. For example, It means you support giving disadvantaged people a hand up or temporary assistance instead of giving people a hand out by simply redistributing wealth to the disadvantaged, which discentivizes them to work. Neoliberal Democrats are essentially New Democrats like Bill Clinton that try to work within capitalism to achieve economic growth and prosperity, something they believe will help the poor. They're not reactionary but rather reformists who support a small decentralized government and free trade. Unlike libertarians who mostly want to privatize everything, neoliberal democrats believe in certain nationalized services.
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21-04-2014, 03:06 PM
RE: What does neoliberal Democrat mean?
(13-10-2012 08:11 PM)lucysky Wrote:  I took a political test just out of curiosity. It said that I'm a neoliberal Democrat. I don't understand it. Can someone explain it?

I took the same test and got the same answer - which is why I found this site trying to find out what a NeoLiberal Democrat is - so which political figure does that represent? Michael Heseltine ? Nicholas Ridley?
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