Market Mockery (was Re: Local Groups Wanted!)

From: E. Shaun Russell (
Date: Sat Dec 22 2001 - 23:23:17 MST

Mark Walker wrote:

>Damien, Damien, Damien, how dare you mock in this the most holy season of
>the market. You may find it hard to believe that a free market economy just
>happens to be the most efficient and the most fair, but this only reveals
>your lack of true faith and your panglossian nature. Oh sure, technology may
>be able to fix minor problems like death and disease and alter our human
>nature, but we know a priori technology could never fix the problems of
>nonmarket economies. As penance I politely suggest 7 hail markets.

Well, if you can suggest something better, then by all means do. You can
mock all you like, but unless you can provide a successful alternative,
then such mockery appears (to me, at least) empty. I, for one, am not a
person who proliferates books by Hazlitt and Hayek or preaches the
superiority of the free market system, but so far I haven't seen an
alternative presented that even rings close to being a practical solution
to free markets. So please, before you continue your mockery, present one.

E. Shaun Russell Operations Officer, Extropy Institute
                  ~K i n e t i c i z e Y o u r P o t e n t i a l~

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