[ExI] Belief in Market Efficiency

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Jan 31 06:52:21 UTC 2009

2009/1/31 Fred C. Moulton <moulton at moulton.com> wrote:

> Regardless of how one feels about regulation it is obvious that slavery
> can not be part of a free market system.  By definition.  Since the
> slaves do not have ownership of the results of their labor and more to
> the point slaves do not have ownership of themselves in being able to
> determine what kind of work to do; where to live; etc.  I have read that
> for this reason the term "man stealer" was used as a derogatory term for
> a slaver owner and/or trader.


2009/1/31 spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> The slavers were not free market traders, for there was the threat of force
> of government to discourage the chattel from rising up and slaying their
> "owners."  True free markets assume every person equal and free.

So if the workers are prevented from rising up and taking over the
results of their labours, is that government interference with the
free market?

Stathis Papaioannou

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