The Free-Marketeers of Yesteryear Would Be Called “Socialists” Today

“Classical liberals” are heralded by today’s conservatives, despite having little in common

Scottish economist Adam Smith (left) and German philosopher Karl Marx (right)

The Republican Party seems dead set on using the fear of “socialism” as leverage in the 2020 election. Despite the fact that none of the Democratic candidates are actually socialists in the original sense of the word, Republicans know that if you throw out a…