9 Responses to Clueless Cesca

  1. Andrew June 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm #

    It’s articles like these that make me force myself to realize what you and others have kept saying over and over – when liberals talk about the free market, they don’t mean the truly free anarchist market, they mean what the Republicans call the free market. Otherwise I’d get peeved. Not to say I wasn’t a little peeved reading that anyways, what with the whole “yay regulation!” rhetoric.

    • Roderick June 6, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

      That’s why I think that even more important than making the argument for our claim that free markets are a batter solution than regulation for the problem of corporate power is simply showing people that there is a distinction between free markets and what we have.

      • Black Bloke June 6, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

        Batter solutions? Sounds like a baking advice company.

        • Roderick June 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm #

          Yup. The Conquest of Bread, man.

        • Black Bloke June 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm #


  2. Anon73 June 6, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    I remember reading some parody after the Iraq invasion that went something like “New plan is for free market to solve Iraq’s problems, everybody given $3000 and told they are on their own”. Nevermind that statists had long monopolized many basic functions of society, and that much of Iraq’s infrastructure was dead. It was funny but also kind of sad at the same time.

    • Roderick June 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

      My “favourite” was the insane NY Times piece that Sheldon quoted, which opined that:

      It was only government power that ended slavery and abolished Jim Crow, neither of which would have been eliminated by a purely free market.

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