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Old 08-28-2019, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by octopus View Post
However, the question is actually quite serious. Itís the difference between the philosophy that leads to central planning and the philosophy that leads to the free market.
Ironically, the only way a free market can exist (which I agree is a good thing) is if you have some central planning.

Because businessmen like Bill Gates, John Rockefeller, Sam Walton, and Al Capone all agree: competition is bad for business. Capitalists do not welcome a free market. Their ideal is a monopoly where they are the only seller.

So if a free market is going to exist, it's not going to happen due to the actions of capitalists. It's going to happen because there is a strong authority that exists outside of the market itself which maintains the existence of a free market and prevents capitalists from achieving their ideal state of monopoly.