This greatly oversimplified the ancient's idea - seen in Aristotle, Plato, Aquinas and others and later, crucially, the father of conservatism Edmund Burke. These argued that man was a more complicated being than capitalism's homo econimus. Burke called "The Wealth of Nations" the greatest work of ECONOMIC philosophy ever written. The modifier matters. Burke thought that Smith had discovered ingenious rules for economic relations but did NOT believe, as the classical liberals did, that these defined human nature and that the problem with such ideas was that they deprived man of the things by which he defined himself and thereby gave him a sense of identity and purpose and helped to shape him into a social being.The future, however, was classical liberalism - and with it capitalism - but there came a reaction to that. Into this stepped Marx. In brief summation, he combined man's need for a sense of identity with a "scientific theory." He discerned a dialectic in History - with a capital "H" - in which economics and class was the source of man's true identity and that the clash of owning and working classes would result over time in a stateless utopia where man lived in fulfillment of his nature. CONT.
Please note then that the split between Capitalism and Socialism is a split within the classical left. To oversimplify a bit, classical conservatism harked to an older tradition that defined man as a social being but whose social capacities and sense of identity was the product of nurture in a broader culture harking back over generations and not the result of laws inherent in physical nature.The confusion then being in the contemporary definition that what is today called the right - this having its own problems - is actually classical liberalism. Marxism then being the product of a split in, and reaction to, classical liberalism. So, long answer to short question - in contemporary parlance, capitalism is a philosophy of the right, but in historical understanding it actually harks from what came to be called the left, before the left itself segmented and divided.
P. S. As an aside, the terms "right," "left" and so forth, are not terribly helpful. The usage comes out of the French revolution, when supporters of a republic sat to the left of the Speaker's chair in the National Assembly, while supporters of the Church and the monarchy sat to the right. While these are common usage in contemporary politics, they actually don't say very much and also muddle, somewhat, the answer to the question.
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Libertarian is a rightist ideologie, not a lefty. You're thinking of the green party
libertarian is center
right of center
think whatever makes u feel better kiddo, libertarian is dead center on any true spectrum
no. center is center. libertarian, is independent, that leans right
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