Globalism is just a cover for more government. From Doug Casey at caseyresearch.com:
Editor’s note: The mainstream media continues to stir up panic and fear surrounding the coronavirus pandemic – and it doesn’t look like the hysteria is slowing down any time soon. Some states have even taken extreme measures, ordering residents to stay indoors and threatening fines or detainment if they don’t comply.
This is just one recent sign of a startling increase in government oversight.
And in today’s Conversations With Casey, our founder, Doug Casey, warns against the dangers of this kind of overregulation, especially on a global scale. Read on as Doug tackles the biggest problems with globalism… and explains why the US is no longer a capitalist society…
Daily Dispatch: Doug, we’d like to get your take on the question of “Globalist vs. Globalism.” Not so long ago, the right was in favor of embracing a global economy, in order to access cheaper labor, and other benefits of outsourcing. Whereas the left was against that whole idea, as they wanted to be more protectionist in their local economy.
But now, to the average man at least, that seems to have flipped. Now the right seems to be more protectionist, and the left wants to be more global. Is that an overly simplistic take on things? What’s your view?
Doug Casey: Well, to start with, these are just labels that don’t really mean anything – other than deciding what variety of statism you want.
The truth is that individuals and companies should be able to trade with each other with absolutely no restrictions, interference, or comment of any type from governments. No quotas, no duties, no incentives… nothing.
Governments bring absolutely nothing to the party. It’s a sham, a myth, and a delusion that government acts in the interest of the country it controls. Government (and the people who control it) act in their own interests, and those of their cronies. I’m sorry if that sounds harsh, and runs counter to what we were taught in grade school civics, or what sanctimonious Deep Staters like to repeat. But it’s the case with late-stage US “capitalism.”