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Mackey describes himself as a “free market capitalist” and believes in “conscious capitalism.” He called our economic system the “greatest thing humanity has ever done, and he was an early and vocal opponent of Obamacare.

“My concern is that I feel like socialists are taking over,” Mackey said on the Reason Magazine podcast on Thursday. “They’re marching through the institutions. They’re…taking over education. It looks like they’ve taken over a lot of the corporations. It looks like they’ve taken over the military. And it’s just continuing.”

“You know, I’m a capitalist at heart, and I believe in liberty and capitalism. Those are my twin values. And I feel like, you know, with the way freedom of speech is today, the movement on gun control, a lot of the liberties that I’ve taken for granted most of my life, I think, are under threat,” he added.

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