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There Is No Such Thing as a Free Market

Mythology of Business Part 1: The Veil of Ignorance

"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 and reflect the collective wisdom of investors. The truth is quite opposite. The government's visible hand and insiders control markets and manipulate them up or down for profit - stocks, bonds, commodities and currencies." - Stephen Lendman

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"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

"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

"At least in a democracy each person is formally equal.

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

But when we move that power over to the marketplace, the humblest and the wealthiest are totally asymmetrical.

And one has such immense power that they can literally crush the other completely and utterly and fully.

That's one of the reason historically we've always felt the need to regulate markets." - political economist Elaine Bernard

Coöperation as opposed to coercion, is the best thing that could happen to the American environment, economy and people.

True free market capitalism, in which businesses pay all the costs of bringing their products to market, is the most efficient and democratic way of distributing the goods 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 falter when too-big-to-fail corporations monopolize resources and externalize costs.

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

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"At least four aspects of current corporatism are not true to free market theory and result in various forms of overconsumption.

First, the current system fails to discourage monopolies and ever-greater concentrations of capital.

Second, the system will generally reward a business that imposes costs on others by generating negative externalities.

Third, reliable factual information is not easily available to consumers.

Fourth, government and business have become inexorably intertwined, with massive subsidies tilting the free market playing field toward some highly consumptive economic activities and away from others." - Donald O. Mayer

"In the two plus centuries it has been practiced, orthodox classical corporatism has not brought a growing or even a stable level of prosperity to the peoples who inhabit the countries in which it has been practiced.

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

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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 like Richard Mellon Scaife, Charles Hurwitz, Charles 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 and Richard Bruce Cheney in the White House.

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

Once vibrant agricultural markets are now controlled by multinational monopolies with no demonstrated 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

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