Tyler Cowan asks: What are the core differences between Republicans and Democrats?

Apparently,  Paul Krugman does not think there is a wide diversity of thought in the Republican Party.  Oddly the Democratic Party is far more rigid in my opinion on matters of orthodoxy.  (What has happened to the conservative Democrat anyway?)

I would venture to say that the class divisions (Democrats  working class; Republicans capitalist class) no longer hold.  All the talk about the GOP fighting to hold onto privilege is just Marxist, post-structuralist gibberish.

Until Trump the GOP was loosely committed to individual rights,  free markets and a robust foreign policy placed under the movement that was guided by  Goldwater-Buckley-Reagan. That may not longer hold going forward.  And thus the differences between the two parties in a putative Age of Trump may share some overlap.

Source: What are the core differences between Republicans and Democrats? – Marginal REVOLUTION

About Karl Marx

Left wing libertarian conservative.