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Why the free market holds the moral high ground
submitted 11 months ago by voter from stgeorgeutah.com
[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
I was worried this article would ignore the reality of regulatory capture, but it at least touched on it briefly toward the end.
The takeaway however seems to be "let's get rid of government or drastically shrink it" rather than "let's recapture the regulatory agencies so they work for the people of America". So I see that as a bit of a mulligan
[–]voter[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
The government is destroying the US with wars, debt, and tyranny, but what do we need government for anyway?
If a private association like the MPAA can regulate movies, why can't the private market regulate other things?
When the TSA fingers your asshole and pulls your cock, is the real purpose to protect you or to make you feel like a degraded slave?
When people smoke now, people just call the police on them, but people in the past either took some personal responsibility and ignored smokers,
moved away from smokers, or asked smokers to go somewhere else. The problem with a police state is everyone now is either or a slave or a criminal. Who
pays the taxes to pay for tyranny?
If smoking is dangerous, can't nonprofits raise funds to pay for educational campaigns that warn of the dangers of smoking instead of outlawing smoking?
Can't people use the BBB to verify if a business is good or not instead of forcing companies to pay fees to get a government business license?
Can't private charities funded by volunteer donations provide homeless shelters and soup kitchens instead of being forced at the point
of a gun by the government to pay taxes that fund welfare?
Can't people use guns to protect themselves instead of relying on the Gestapo?
Can't neighbourhoods hire private security firms to protect their homes?
Can't the free market provide toll roads?
Can't the free market provide private airports?
Can't the free market provide private schools?
Can't the free market provide private mediation services instead of being forced to use courts?
Can't volunteer fire departments provide fire protection services?
Can't the free market provide disaster relief instead of FEMA?
Can't the free market run delivery services instead of the USPS?
Can't the free market run railroads instead of Amtrak?
[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
not to be confused with free trade agreements
[–]voter[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 11 months ago (0 children)
Depressions and mass unemployment are not caused by the free market but by government interference in the economy.