Complaining of “Taco trucks on every corner” Is Capitalist Heresy

By William K. Black
September 2, 2016     Bloomington, MN

Donald Trump’s opponents have been having a field day with the latest gift from a Trump surrogate.  One of Trump’s few remaining Latino supporters, Marco Gutierrez, a businessman and founder of Latinos for Trump, made an unintentionally hilarious prediction about how awful America’s future would be if Trump were not elected.

“My culture is a very dominant culture and it’s imposing and it’s causing problems,” he told MSNBC.

“If you don’t do something about it, you’re going to have taco trucks on every corner.”

The context of Gutierrez’s nightmare of a nation besieged by omnipresent taco trucks was his attempt as the founder and leader of Latinos for Trump to make the best case for supporting Trump’s “great wall” and mass deportation of immigrants.  The strongest argument Gutierrez was able to conjure up in support was his fear of omnipresent “taco trucks.”

The left (and Trump and Gutierrez) missed the analytical point that this nightmare scenario is heresy according to the foundational principles of capitalism that Trump and Gutierrez preach.  Taco trucks will only be found at every corner if every block in every neighborhood in America loves their food enough to support an average of two taco trucks.  Indeed, competition would be so fierce that the taco trucks that were able to stay in business would have to be consistently superb.  Trump’s surrogate’s heresy is to label what capitalism considers a triumph to be a “problem” – because the triumph would be brought to us by Latino entrepreneurs.  Trump’s Latino surrogate wants a wall and mass deportation not for protection from “rapists,” but from Latino entrepreneurs who would offer superb services.

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