[ExI] Economy: "The Big Takeover".

Samantha Atkins sjatkins at mac.com
Tue Mar 31 03:07:58 UTC 2009

On Mar 30, 2009, at 3:43 PM, BillK wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 30, 2009 at 11:29 PM, John K Clark wrote:
>> Samantha  Atkins
>>> Calling what has prevailed for quite some time in the US a "free  
>>> market"
>>> shows a singular misunderstanding
>>> of what a free market is.
>> This is one of the very very few times where Samantha Atkins is  
>> absolutely
>> positively 100% correct.
>> John K Clark
> Why worry about it?
> You are *never* going to get a free market where devious
> wheeler-dealer shyster smart-alec humans are involved.

A much freer market than today has at times prevailed.  The biggest  
threat to a free market is the introduction of physical force into  
economics, i.e., government intrusion into the economy.   Markets and  
basic contract laws and laws against all types of force including  
fraud deal rather well with less than desirable aspects of human  
nature as far as economic concerns go.

> BillK
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