Comments on: Thought experiment Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 27 Dec 2014 06:06:48 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert V Fri, 06 Aug 2010 15:31:20 +0000 If I were a businessman, I’d have two choices:
1. Use my resources to compete in the free market.
2. Use my resources to get the government to pass policy to give me an advantage.

In this scenario, if I had a farm that made a certain kind of product that didn’t do well in the free market (because it was too expensive or didn’t taste good), I’d be screwed. But if the state controlled restaurants and I could get a government policy that required my product is included in meals, then I’d make a fortune!

By:… Wed, 04 Aug 2010 23:03:48 +0000 I was going to comment that it sounded like the school lunch system to me, then I read the last paragraph. You forgot to mention though that since this is a government restaurant, they’ll only serve all that government subsidized white-flour-corn-sweetened goodness.