Neoliberalism and Authoritarianism – A Symbiotic Pair
by Sebastian Dittrich, grin.com
Rightwing populist parties mix the conventional rightwing authoritarian political style with neoliberal economic ideas emphasizing the free unregulated market and the sleek but strong state. For Hayek, a political system is measured by how well it secures the liberal freedoms. Interest-groups like unions allegedly threaten democracy and force a socially-just redistribution policy on a wealthy minority.