First, most markets are not free (was "Where we lost America")

From: Smigrodzki, Rafal (SmigrodzkiR@MSX.UPMC.EDU)
Date: Tue Oct 30 2001 - 11:34:32 MST

A question to Daniel Ust:

Is there in your opinion any conceivable situation where the economic
interaction of free people, without fraud, "third party" intervention,
direct coercion, and acting within a legal system respecting property
rights, could have undesirable consequences, necessitating a coercive
intervention on behalf of some of the persons involved? Or is such situation
in principle and in practice absolutely impossible and ruled out by the very
foundations of your moral system?

I could imagine a few such situations, and I can weave a (hopefully)
coherent web of inferences and arguments, starting with the basics of my
moral convictions and the knowledge I have about the functioning of the
world. I am very curious about your views here.


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