The Free Market

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    In an absolute sense, there is no such thing.

    But beyond that, what do you think you know about free market principles and the pros and cons of putting these principles into practice?

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    The free market is the answer to our problems.
     
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    The 'Free Market' as envisioned by so many ideologues is just as likely to work as the acts of the 'flower children' are to bring an end to war. Neither idea takes into account human nature. And both founder on the omission.
     
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    How free?
     
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    The same could be said about Keynesian ideologues.
     
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    Completely free.
     
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    You think no laws and no enforcement of contracts would be an improvement?


    Interesting.
     
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    The free market doesn't mean lawlessness. Contracts would be enforced and fraud prosecuted.
     
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    This pretty much sums it up. The only time government should step in is when a problem arises and regulation needs to be implemented or enforced. Other than that the government should mind it's own business.
     
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    What you describe may be a mostly free market, but it is most definitely not completely free. Which is why I asked, how free.
     

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