If this is the free market, why do I feel so unfree?

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June 2, 2011
Center for a Stateless Society
by Kevin Carson  
Posted in Commentary

"It’s remarkable, considering how frequently our politicians and cable news commentariat remind us of the 'free market' we live in, just how existentially unfree things seem down here where the rubber meets the road. We constantly see the Washington Consensus and the neoliberal order equated to 'our free market system.' But as I always understood it, a free market was simply a system of free exchange. So why does this so-called 'free market system' seem to require, for its survival, a regime of totalitarian lockdown that resembles Verhoeven’s take on 'Starship Troopers?'" (06/01/11)


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