What do neoliberals want?
Neoliberals want a free market economy, with everything it stands for (private property of the means of production, the freedom for the market price to establish itself, the freedom of everyone to do what they want, etc.). They see however, that in some cases the freedom of the market fails or it does not yield the results wanted. In such cases, the state should intervene. The main focus of the state should therefore be measures to regulate the following:
- Monopolies and cartels.
- Social fairness
opportunities for everyone
- Decreasing the effects of fluctuating
Neoliberals are against lobbying of groups, state interventions that aim to protect national interests, like protective tariffs or
subsidies. Neoliberalism is also against a centrally governed economy, and frowns upon the Laissez-faire of classical Liberalism.