Re: Where we lost America

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Oct 29 2001 - 10:44:36 MST

On Monday, October 29, 2001 10:29 AM Brian D Williams
> I tend to agree for now, government of a certain size functions as
> an effective check on free markets, and will continue to do so till
> something better comes along.

Later, he went on to write:

> I don't agree, the more information in the system the better. I
> think history has shown the fallacy of "those who think they know
> best."

Still late, he wrote:

> I think all members of a society have the right to self
> determination, I'm against elitism.

Okay, if "all members of a society have the right to self[-]determination,"
then isn't government interference in free markets a limitation of that
right? After all, free markets are just people interacting as they want to
interact without third party interference -- buying and selling, creating,
saving, consuming, investing, etc. Any government intervention in the
process abrogates someone's -- often a whole class of people's -- right to
determine their selves.

If you think then there should be some limit on this "right to
self[-]determination," where is it? How do we know what it is in any
particular case?


Daniel Ust

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