Traditionally, the libertarian right and the progressive left have been something akin to mortal enemies. But that may no longer be the case. As it was put to me the other day by a friend, there is an ‘unholy alliance’ between governments and transnational corporations. This manifests in the form of lobbying, campaign donations and so on and is now widely recognised as fundamentally undermining democracy.
The progressive left tends to blame the corporations. The libertarian right tends to blame the government. But whichever way you look at it, the truth is that this ‘alliance’ must be broken. Here’s an illusatration, which has been doing the rounds, that neatly illustrates this point (albeit from a US point of view).
It should be patently clear from this diagram that the only way to solve this problem is to return power to the people. This is the common ground that is now shared by left and right.
Simpol takes the view that destructive international competition is the root cause of global problems. It causes businesses and governments alike to compete in the all powerful global markets. Simpol provides a way for the people to take back the power, to create the agenda and to drive their politicians to implement it.
It is Simpol, then, that provides the true common ground on which left and right can come together and move forward into the future.