Re: Free Markets: Extro-Nazi's or Extro-Saints
Thu, 11 Sep 1997 19:05:18 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-09-11 03:18:15 EDT, you write:

<< You missed my point about the farmers,
perhaps: One of the fundamental economic activities has been largely
automated (apart from luxury activites like berry-picking.) Instread of
97% of the population it takes 3%. >>

It might be appropriate to note that there were several reasons for the
decrease in the number of Farmers.....not the least of which was government
meddling in the labor process which increased the cost of labor...which made
mechinization all the more attractive...

The process is still continuing...if not accelerating.. Many small business
make a concentrated effort to STAY small.... even to the point of NOT hiring
any help...

In my travels I constantly run across one man shows....I am one
myself...wouldn't think of hiring anyone....the government hassel isn't worth

So once again...government meddles....and increases the problem that it
purported to solve...and caused numerous other problems in the process.

Ft Meyers, Fl.