The Corner

What is Neo-Socialism?

The conservative wahoo suggests:

Here are, as far as I can see it, the defining characteristics of “Neo-socialism”.

1. A belief in the concept that capitalism has failed, but can be resuscitated by a new partnership between government and business. This new partnership will be inherently more fair to more people.

2. A belief that competition isn’t necessarily bad, and that government can and should be permitted to compete with private industry.

3. A belief that big government isn’t necessarily bad; what is bad is BAD big government. Big, effective government is desirable.

4. A belief in the transcendent quality of the world community while de-valuing national interests. A sense of American relative and actual decline in the world, one that demands of us a more compliant approach to problem solving. A perception that American decline is not necessarily a bad thing.