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Christian Graus4-Jan-20 10:40
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honey the codewitch4-Jan-20 15:56
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I believe the notion of a free market is either a myth or a scam depending on who is selling the idea and why.

The reason is this: All human activity has the potential to distort markets. No market can be separate from any interaction with it. Simply buying a product ultimately raises the price for the next consumer, unless the company produces another product to replace it (supply and demand microcosmically) - every activity. Even just having capital creates impact on markets. This is how neighborhoods get gentrified.

Laws impact markets. Buying impacts markets. Selling impacts markets. Looking at a market side ways will impact it (see doom and gloom predictions tanking the dow)

There's no free market. Every market is endlessly distorted.

People disagree on what should be "allowed" to distort markets, but that itself is just another distortion of markets.

The markets are currently being distorted overall in favor of the top earners, as Adam Smith famously predicted happens in all capitalist systems, absent adequate progressive taxation.

We can see this tied directly to income inequality.

The more it grows, the more the capitalist class have their thumbs on the scale

And the reason for all of their sophisticated sounding economic voodoo is to distract you from that plain and simple fact.

Of course, if you're one of the (rarer every day) americans that are doing well, you have every reason to believe all of that hoodoo because it's self actualizing, regardless of how true it is. (There are a lot of reasons people do well or not, and merit is maybe middling on that list at best)

Edit: I have to run for now. I've enjoyed our chat.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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