I think I'm starting to lean towards libertarianism, at least in theory. I had always defaulted to liberalism, because conservatives had shown themselves to be pro-rich, and often place blame towards different people, like racial groups, or (esp. in the case of religious conservatives) notions of a golden age of morality ruined by modern generations; and I was not aware of libertarianism as a third alternative. It sounded like just more conservativism.
(Because of the "less government" lingo, which I associated with conservativism. This before realizing the political scale was a 2D matrix, much like temperament; with libertarian vs authoritarian a distinct factor from right/left).
It also spawned people like Murray and others, who try to resurrect stuff like genetic inferiority to bolster their crusade against government programs.
But it looks like neither of the main parties have the answer (just now seeing the latest stuff on the president i.e. http://www.amny.com/urbanite-1.81203...nomy-1.3083817, and how even some Democrats are saying he shouldn't seek reelection).
And as far as reining in capitalism, what this site says is ultimately true: http://www.federalbudget.com/corpwelfare.html the conservative response seems to assume then that since that recourse is inevitable, then we should just give them whatever they want. and this has been done off and on (Like when people like us are struggling, everyone from preachers to financial counselors to conservative advice suggests we should cut back. Well, in trying to cut back both the mobile and cable this morning, we find that with the sharp price increases since signing up for their service, due to deregulation, you can't save any money by scaling back anything. If your original service was $40, you add some things, and this plus rate increases push it up anywhere from $150-over 200, yet to cut all the amenities, and perhaps reduce the service by half, you only save $20!) Yet in this current budget mess, people are still screaming "we're becoming socialist". Meanwhile, the link mentions Democrats thinking Obama has capitulated to the Republicans too much. No matter what he does, no one is happy, and they all accuse him of the worst of their opponent's flaws!
All they do is blame each other, and neither really fixes anything when in power; at least not for long.
I am still leary of the apparent libertarian philosophy of just pulling out all the stops (such as no Social Security; just let your children take care of you I heard at least one of them explain, etc). I don't think that's ever even been tested. It's probably why libertarianism doesn't catch on, even though it seems everyone is unhappy with the current two parties.
Also, I still remain aware of the following points: