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April 25, 2018 / C H Thompson

New Right social theory

  • New Right thinkers have questioned the advancement of the state’s involvement in capitalist societies.
  • The phrase ‘nanny state’ is often banded around by Conservative politicians as meaning the state pokes its nose too much into the lives of ordinary citizens.
  • For New Right thinkers the state should be ‘rolled back’ and the free market left to coordinate society rather than the state intervening so much
  • New Right thinkers question the value of so much state welfare and instead prefer the state to encourage self-reliance instead of welfare dependence.
  • By rolling-back the state people will have greater individual freedom and by paying lower taxes people will be stimulated to make society far more dynamic, competitive and efficient



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