Re: A Challenge To All Extropians/Free Martketeers

ChuckKuecker (
Mon, 27 Apr 1998 17:16:30 -0500 (CDT)

At 19:27 4/27/98 +0200, you wrote:
>What am I asking for? Socialism? Certainly not, although many Extropians
>still seem to believe that if one isn't a free market capitalist, he must
>automatically be a defender of the big evil governments and possibly a
>potential socialist (or a real one). These facts just show that a
>deregulated economy tends to produce more poverty and inequality than a
>correctly [!] regulated one. Add automatism to this, and you got the High
>Tech Middle Ages.

The central government with its' legal monopolies and arcane tax laws is a
great contributor to the present horrible state of the poor in the US. The
minimum wage law and welfare are two more problems.

We have never seen a true free market on Earth, far as I can see. Maybe we
need to try it before dismissing it out of hand..

Chuck Kuecker