There is only Capitalism. As I've been told a million times over the years, it's the bottom line. Why do businesses meet added expenses born of government regulation by screwing their employees? It's the bottom line. Why do businesses meet the burden of taxation by cutting quantity and diminishing quality? It's the bottom line. The bottom line doth solve a multitude of problems.
Well, I suppose it's time to admit the obvious. Why is corporate America at the vanguard of the movement to destroy America, the Western Christian tradition and its values, and even ideas of equality, liberty and democracy? Well my friends, I guess it's the bottom line.
At some point, corporate execs and bean counters ran the numbers and realized there's more money to be made sucking up to tyranny and totalitarianism and appealing to people who want to see America and the West burn, than there is trying to preserve those same traditions. And since conservatives have sanctified the bottom line as the end all 'get out of jail free' card for whatever corporations do, it's hard now to hear them bemoan what is logical per their own sanctioning of corporate decision making.
Why are corporations promoting racism, tyranny, censorship, group identity, and a basic assault on America's history and the heritage of the Judeo-Christian West? Because that's where the money is. That precious bottom line.
So by now, if we are clever, we'd start thinking long and hard about how long this has been the case. How many things did conservatives of old cherish that the corporate interest concluded had to go? Ross Douthat ponders the relationship between Capitalism and Conservatism.
I'm no economist, so I can't speak to the details. I can, however, admit that the problems conservatives are now struggling with as the corporate interests they have so long defended turns on them, are problems that are nothing new. It's just now, they're more obvious than ever.