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Mythology of Business Part 1: The Veil of Ignorance

There Is No Such Thing as a Free Market

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"Freedom of choice is to choose from the choices handed down from marketing." - Norman Solomon

"The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy.

It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another." - Milton Friedman

"Wall Street's mantra is markets move randomly.

Markets reflect the collective wisdom of investors.

The truth is quite opposite.

The government's visible hand and insiders control markets.

They manipulate stocks, bonds and commodities." - Stephen Lendman


"This entire capitalist society, dependent upon the interplay of consumer and marketing industry, has produced the most profoundly manipulative advertising empire the Earth has ever known - and the main "game" is to create self-imagery dependent on external validation." - Lew Paz

"In a democracy each person is formally equal.

The humblest citizen, the most prestigious citizen still only have one vote.

In reality the humblest and the wealthiest are totally asymmetrical.

With immense power they can literally crush the other completely.

The historical reason to regulate markets." - Elaine Bernard

Coöperation, as opposed to coercion, generates economic wealth.

True free market capitalism, in which businesses pay all the costs of bringing products to market, is the most efficient and democratic way of distributing the blessings of the land - and the surest way to eliminate pollution.

Truly free markets, allowed to function properly, value raw materials and encourage producers to eliminate waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Free markets thrive when business is undertaken by individuals that are responsible for the actions taken by the business and they falter when too-big-to-fail corporations monopolize resources and externalize costs.

Corporatism, crony capitalism, is the anti-thesis of free markets.

"In an unmanipulated free-market economy, the private participants or actors make decisions on their own. When billions of decisions have to be made and re-made continuously, there is really no other possible method that is efficient and effective at producing greater wealth and welfare except decentralized decision-making and choice." - Michael S. Rozeff

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"Current economic system is not true to free market theory.

This results in a various forms of overconsumption.

The system fails to discourage monopolies and concentrates capital.

The system rewards business that generate negative externalities.

Reliable factual information is not easily available to consumers.

Government and business have become inexorably intertwined.

Massive subsidies tilt the 'free' market playing field toward highly consumptive economic activities and away from others." - Donald O. Mayer

"In the two plus centuries a stable level of prosperity is yet to be attained.

Spurts of apparent prosperity have been continuously destroyed by economic crashes that have over and over again ruined the lives of millions.

What if its intent has never been the promotion of the people's prosperity?

What, if any, result has it attained consistently?

It has protected the wealth of the privileged; preserved the status quo.

The privileged increase their wealth in good times and bad." - John Kozy

True free market economies equally enrich you and the community.

Coal burning utilities acidifing the Adirondack Lakes, poison waterways with mercury, provoking asthma attacks, and killing neighbors every year are externalizing costs that should be reflected in energy prices.

By avoiding the discipline of the free market utilities enrich shareholders by putting their more conscientious and efficient competitors out of business.

Corporations do not want competition, they want dependable profits, and their surest route is to crush the competition by controlling the State.

Domination of the State by corporations eliminates free markets, distorts of the entire marketplace and eventually the loss of representative democracy.

The largest federal subsidies are going to monoculture agribusiness and resource extraction industries to avoid State regulation.

Men straight out of a Ayn Rand novel: Richard Mellon Scaife, Charles Hurwitz, David Koch and Joseph Coors (Heritage Foundation).

Avoidance of State regulation is combined with reliance on federal subsidies.

At the beginning of the 21st century taxpayers are giving away $65 billion every year in subsidies to big oil and more than $35 billion a year in subsidies to resource extraction industries many of whom are destroying public lands and waterways with unsustainable practices.

Subsidies helped create the billionaires who financed the right-wing revolution on Capitol Hill that put George Walker Bush in the White House.

The free market has been all but eliminated in the agricultural and energy sectors which is dominated by cartels and distorted by subsidies to polluters.

Agricultural markets are controlled by multinational monopolies with no loyalty to America, the American people, the environment or American law.

"Wise Use groups and others, out of duplicity or ignorance, posture as defenders of the free market. But in fact, they often argue for special privileges and protections that cost the environment, consumers and taxpayers dearly." - John A. Baden, Ph.D. and Tim O'Brien

"The narrative for corporate America has changed. Government is not seen in opposition to the firm, but as a partner." - Rakesh Khurana 03/28/09

"If it bleeds, we can kill it."

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Arnold Schwarzenegger married Maria Shriver daughter of Sargent Shriver and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Peter Lawford married Patricia Kennedy.

Fred Dalton Thompson was counsel to a major Washington law firm; an assistant United States attorney; minority counsel, Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities; special counsel to Tennessee Governor Lamar Alexande; special counsel, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; special counsel, Senate Intelligence Committee; member, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission; Senator from Tennesee.

Sonny Bono won a House of Representatives seat representing Palm Springs in 1992, and re-elected in 1996.

Fred Grandy, gopher on the Love Boat television series, was elected to a representative seat representing Iowa four times.

Jesse Ventura, of World Wrestling Federation fame, was elected govenor of Minnesota.

Andrea Mitchell, NBC foreign affairs correspondent, married Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan.

CNN international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, married James Rubin, former chief spokesman for the State Department.

Bill Moyers was deputy director of the Peace Corps in the John F. Kennedy administration and a special assistant to Lyndon Johnson from 1963-1965 before serving as press secretary for Lyndon Johnson from 1965-1967.

In 1968 Shirley Temple is appointed by Richard Nixon as American representative to the United Nations.

Shirley Temple served as American ambassador to Ghana from 1974 to 1976, when she became American chief of protocol.

In 1989 HW Bush appointed Shirley Temple ambassador to Czechoslovakia.

Ben Stein, was a speechwriter and lawyer for Richard Nixon at the White House and then for Gerald Ford.

Diane Sawyer was an assistant to Richard Nixon for eight years.

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