Re: Commie Nonsense

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Jun 17 2000 - 12:56:01 MDT

>From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> >
> > >From: Max More <>
> > >
> > >Have you ever traveled to the third world? Do you really think they
>live in
> > >a free market society? (I dislike the term "capitalist"--the term was
> > >coined by Karl Marx, who understood nothing about human capital.)
> >
> > Pardon me while I mount my soapbox...
> >
> > I believe Mexico, Jamaica and the Bahamas would qualify. I've been
> > and I've observed squalid poverty in each of those places, and they each
> > have "free market" societies. Do I believe these places would be better
> > if they were communist? No. Again, that is *not* what I'm saying. I
> > realize that poverty has myriad causes, historical, social, political
> > personal. *No economic system* can alone eliminate poverty in today's
> > world. I realize that.
>Mexico and Jamaica do NOT have 'free markets'. Their markets are tightly
>controlled by the government and the oligopolists/mercantilists that
>control the government. Mexico has always been a very
>feudal/mercantilist economy, not a free market.

If by "free market" you mean an economy with no governmental intervention,
then there is none on the face of the planet.


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