Free-Market DOGMA was Re: BASICS: Re: A Challenge To All Extropians/Free Martketeers

Paul Hughes (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 13:21:14 -0700 wrote:

> And how the hell do you intend to 'regulate' an economy without a big evil
> government?

Call me evil, but I just love to see someone get backed into a corner when their
DOGMA is challenged. I personally love the free-market. I consistently back
free-market proposals over government-centered ones. Thats why I am asking other
free-marketeers if they can conceptualize a market-mechanism which would
alleviate the poorer segment of humanity without resorting to some kind of
regulatory socialist system. So far only Dan Fabulish has been able to do so
with any degree of logic and demonstration.

> Frankly, I'm really tired of reading all this crap; I will debate the merits
> of the free market on other lists (and often do), but I sure as hell don't
> want to come in to work in the morning and have to delete 50 or 60 of these
> messages on this list every day.

Is your *particular* free-market philosophy so weak that it cannot withstand
debate? And you call yourself an extropian? If you can't deal with healthy
debate within your own community (I am an extropian and have been so for at least
8 years) how to you expect to deal with it in the rest of the world?