What ideological perspective is presented in the following source?"Human labor applied to natural resources is the only way to produce food, clothing, shelter, and the amenities; but the Left has...

What ideological perspective is presented in the following source?

"Human labor applied to natural resources is the only way to produce food, clothing, shelter, and the amenities; but the Left has no interest in this process, let alone increasing its efficiency. The attention of the Left is focused on taxing producers and subsidizing consumers. Assuming that production occurs by magic, automatically, Socialism has no program except to seize property from the Haves and distribute it to the Have-nots. The guaranteed end result of this is to enforce domestic poverty and spread hunger around the globe.”

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This passage is written by someone who believes strongly in capitalism.  This writer clearly disagrees with the idea of socialism for economic reasons.  The ideology that disagrees with socialism most vigorously on economic issues is capitalism.

Capitalists believe that a free market system is the system that will do the best job of raising standards of living for people everywhere.  They scoff at socialists because socialists believe that the government can regulate the economy in ways that will allow it to do a better job of providing for people.  This perspective can be seen in the passage you have given us.  In that passage, the author argues that socialism will drive people into poverty because it does not encourage the production of goods and services the way that capitalism does.

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