At the time of Reagan when I was young, (I just attended by 30th highschool reunion) I was anti-communist but not greatly concerned with economic liberty. My highschool yearbook and my reunion were repleat with reminders that I was a solid labor Democrat to my peers in that then Republican enclave. This did not change until I took economics in college. When Milton Friedman and the other monterists entered my ken.
Milton Friedman, the great populizer of free markets and free exchange would have been 100 years old today. Capitilism is a marxist word. The intellectuals who helped drive the "long boom" 1982-2007 preffered the "free economy." As Milton would say There is no free lunch, but there should be a free economy.
From the boys at Powerline here he is with Phil Donohue, which one is fresh and exciting even now and which is a relic (hint the relic has more hair).