Re: A Challenge To All Extropians/Free Martketeers

Randall R Randall (
Tue, 28 Apr 1998 10:52:07 -0400

On Tue, 28 Apr 1998 00:52:01 +0200 "den Otter" <>

>> 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
>power ("governments"),

But this is not the definition of "government" that most
anarcho-capitalist/agorists use. All we want is to have
a purely voluntary system, whereby someone could
choose to use or not use any service from any one
or more competitors. That is to say, we want the
absence of legalized initiation of force. If someone
calls themselves an anarchocapitalist, and doesn't
agree, lemme know. :)

>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.

In a pure free market, one maximizes one's own
benefit by *helping* others, rather than at their
expense, even though the form is one of

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