I've been bothered by this for a while now...figure I'll put it out there, now that it's been brought up recently by Kling here. How the heck are any conservatives even libertarian-leaning?
Aretae's typology says:
Libertarians want freedom.
Conservatives want to maintain the existing good.
Progressives want to help the weak.
There are no forces so corrosive of existing institutions as wealth and freedom. Liberty lets people try stuff that is outside the current boundaries of acceptable. Heck...liberty only matters at all when you're free to do stuff other folks don't like. And when folks find something that works, the kids will all start doing that...and the conservatives will all complain.
Worse (for conservatives)...capitalism destroys the notion of authority. There is no boss telling you what to do...there's only relationships where you trade for value...and the only reason you interact with institutions is for mutual gain. Also...free markets create change at rates unheard of away from free markets. AND for all wealthy people over all time, everywhere...wealth has been used primarily as a way to escape social norms. Capitalism creates wealth.
How the heck are any conservatives even moderately pro-freedom or pro-free market? Do they not see the (necessary) flow of events? Freedom and Freed Markets make for life getting real weird real fast...precisely the opposite of what conservatives are supposed to be about. It's probably why libertarianism was a leftist position back when the terms left & right were being invented.