Re: A Challenge To All Extropians/Free Martketeers

den Otter (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 00:52:01 +0200

> From: ChuckKuecker <>

> 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..

A true "free market" world could very well work (I really don't know, and neither
does anyone else), but it is utopic. There will always be concentrations of
power ("governments"), and people that will use that power for their own benefit
and at the expense of others (as long as there *are* people, that is). It makes
more sense to improve the concept of government than to pursue some
free market anarcho-capitalist illusion. Maybe Powers will have a free market
...maybe not.