Posts Tagged ‘free market’

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“Free market” is code for deregulating everything. It is what the billionaires always want, and it is what has been fought back for a couple of centuries.

It is code to eliminate things like child labor laws, worker protections, environmental protection, consumer rights. It empowers corporations and disempowers the rest of us.

There used to be children cleaning out smokestacks, fingers in the sausage, diseased meats, etc. Then the government stepped into their “free market” and made them follow some rules.

Don’t pass on right wing extremist propaganda without examining its real implications and meanings.

The mindlessness on the right often exceeds the mindlessness of the other side.

 

 

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The ‘Invisible Hand’ of the free market flips ‘Atlas Shrugged’ trilogy the bird

more:

Atlas Shat? Ayn Rand’s Manifestos of Rape and Terrorism

And transcript, by Rob Kall / OpedNews.

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The other point I’ve been making for a decade about offshore production is not free trade, it’s labor arbitrage; and that all tradable goods and services can be moved offshore. So that you can very easily have a permanent unemployment rate of 25% or 35% percent or even higher, because the only jobs that can’t be offshored require hands-on performance: like going to the dentist, or getting your hair cut, or being served in a restaurant by a waitress, or in a bar by a bartender.

“When one side runs with it too far it becomes abusive, it becomes too much regulation, and then it becomes too little regulation. So keeping the balance requires sensibility, intelligence, and not ideologies. If the people are committed to ideologies and are operating ideologically, then it always gets out of balance.”