If there’s one thing I enjoy more than spotlighting socialists, its exploring the practicalities of the free market/free society ideal.
I love market economics. It works as predictably as physics. If you understand the principles of free market economics, you can predict the likely outcome of virtually any government policy or scheme.
I find that virtually all socialists and indeed many capitalists, do not fully understand how market economies or free societies actually work in practice.
Here’s my challenge.
Throw me all your curly questions.
If you’re a socialist, throw me a question on capitalism that you just know I won’t be able to answer. Expose me for the heartless capitalist bastard that I am.
If you’re pro market, throw me a question that somebody has stumped you on, or you just can’t seem to figure out. Find out if the free market is really worth fighting for.
If you’re undecided or just curious, throw me a question about capitalism/free markets or the functioning of a free society that puzzles you. Find out if the Capitalists really do have the answers.
A Simply post your question in the comments box. Keep it simple. Examples might be.
What is the role for unions in a free society?
How can free markets improve animal welfare?
Capitalism inevitably leads to monopoly. Why do you then support capitalism while promoting freedom and de-centralisation?
Are competition regulating bodies such as the Commerce Commission necessary?
How would private universities work?
You don’t believe that state welfare is a good idea. Why do you want poor people to stay in poverty?
B I will answer the first ten fair and civil questions in seperate posts on this Blog. I will answer them to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I will say so. Others may wish to comment with their solutions.
C When I have answered the first ten, I will open up another thread for ten more.
Waiting for your curly ones.