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    Ideologies and USAv3

    Econlog has a post that links to the article on TCS entitled Tribal Politics that is about immigration.

    In it, Arnold Kling lays-out competing ideologies/systems:

    Transnational Libertarianism

    • individual rights based
    • no economic borders
    • locally focused
    • amoral relativism (Purpleslog description)
    • Utopian
    • big problem: getting there from here
    • This the Kling preference


    • Islam as transnational expansionist totalitarian political movement

    Transnational Progressivism aka Tranzis

    Statist Collectivism

    • Big government
    • Power centralization orientation
    • Nationalism
    • As defined by Kling there seems to be no distinction between a democratic focus and totalitarian focus.
    • According to Kling this ideology's adherents broadly include President Bush and Paul Krugman

    I think I would add to this by making a distinction between Democratic focused Statist Collectivism and Totalitarian focused Statist Collectivism.

    A few days ago wrote about the direction I would like to see the America go in, entitled USA version 3. I am still just starting to be express the idea. The USAv3 as I see will be a sort of USAv2 + Mexico as a Market-State with American Core values. This ideology would be Nationalistic Libertarianism.

    Nationalistic Libertarianism

    • Maintain national identity and values (including democracy and capitalism)
    • Expand economic and political borders
    • Smaller government, more federalism
    • Concerned with National Security
    • This is the Purpleslog USAv3 preference

    I am okay with Transnational Libertarianism being USAv4, but the world needs to be mostly democratic/capitalistic/free before that transaction can take place.

    I will think some more about this at a later time.

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