The basic difference between liberals who support a managed economy and conservatives who support the dynamism of the free market is that liberals believe that just a few men are smart enough to make decisions for the rest of us, men who we all know lied their way into power. To the liberal, everyone else is too stupid to be allowed the freedom to make choices that will affect all of us, because who elected them? The conservative knows that lying your way into power doesn't make you a genius. It makes you a liar. While we also know that everyone in the marketplace isn't a genius and many are liars, we're willing to let the chips fall where they may, knowing that the best answer to any particular problem will be found through the ingenuity and creativity of men seeking solutions that directly benefit them. Because in the freedom of the marketplace no idea can be forced on another. All men must choose to participate. This element of choice in every decision insures a more equitable distribution of power. The government removes choice because it has all the power.
Liberals flatter themselves that they can elect men and women to not only speak for them but to know for them, to anticipate and protect and respond for them in order to create a perfect world. Like a best friend. Only with ultimate power.
Conservatives don't buy any of that shit.