Commercial republicanism harnesses the power of pro-market economics to promote freedom by containing arbitrary power. In the wake of Trumpian populism, this is the way forward for the Republican Party.
Structured correctly market competition restrains arbitrary power by giving people the power to choose their associations.
The republican tradition hasn't always been friendly to markets. So we kick off our series with a terrific essay from UCSD political theorist Robert S. Taylor on his vision of "commercial republicanism" and its category-busting political economy.
Robert Taylor is a terrific scholar of republican political theory, and his new essay on "Commercial Republicanism: A New Center-Right Governing Philosophy" at does not disappoint.
Fascinating piece by Bob Taylor: Commercial Republicanism: A New Center-Right Governing Philosophy via