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Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Matthias wrote:The United States has become, over time, an increasingly less free market but increasingly more liberties. You also lose the potential for market exploitation (although globalization is doing a pretty good job of substituting in).
How can you say we have more freedom today than we did 50 years ago?
thedude wrote:Matthias wrote:thedude wrote:Am i the only person that thinks the free market is a good thing?
A completely free market invokes a lot of unborn costs that are pushed onto the greater society in the following years. Unregulated markets are ultimately not beneficial for corporations, consumers, or society at large. And the questions in this poll were pretty uncomprising.
You think they are fair if you agree with a socialist prospective.
Matthias wrote:But the most free market is not created by anarchy; it's created by construct.
thedude wrote:Matthias wrote:But the most free market is not created by anarchy; it's created by construct.
That i can agree with. But it depends on what type of regulation and what you consider to be a market inefficiency. For instance copyright policy tends to be good regulation. Trust busting can be good regulation. Tariffs on imports are bad. Protecting dieing industries is bad regulation. Government control of certain private sectors is bad.
Matthias wrote:In the case of insurance, however, I see no reason not to involve government since insurance is, by its nature, privatized socialism and all you do when you make it a private market is to increase transaction costs.
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