Perhaps the stupidest idea that everyone takes for granted is that higher education in the United States is left-wing.
If “left” and “right” have any meaning at all, “right” describes a worldview under which civilized society depends upon legitimate hierarchy, and a key object of politics is properly defining and protecting that hierarchy.
Therefore markets – and free markets more especially – are not a right wing idea. For the entire point about the free in free markets is that absolutely anyone gets to try overturning that hierarchy. And, often enough, succeeds. Apple fucked over AT&T rather nicely, Whitney’s cotton gin entirely shafted the linen and wool weavers, Aldi and Lidl cost Sainsbury’s shareholders billion upon billion.
Which means that the left embraces markets as those hierarchy overturning engines that they are. Right?
Ah, there we go then, we shouldn’t be taking Interfluidity seriously then, should we?