Comments on: Who Should Control the World? http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/12/26/who-should-control-the-world/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:32:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Phil http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/12/26/who-should-control-the-world/#comment-2302 Sun, 01 Jan 2012 01:19:48 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10167#comment-2302 I agree with Michael. Dealing with the big corporations, such as banks, communications companies, insurance companies, etc., it becomes clear that there is no real market for competition because the big corporations have passed so many laws that constitute barriers to entry. As well as laws that make it more difficult for an individual to prevail in legitimate disputes. This is fascism, pure and simple. It is already at a location near you. So long as we have this situation, free market remedies are too often illusory.

Sadly, this was not so much the case even ten years ago. Though the tendency has certainly been around for long while. Today, it is the salient feature of our economic organization. Had I been reading this post a decade ago, I would have said it was posted by a lunatic.

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By: Michael LaBelle http://libertarianstandard.com/2011/12/26/who-should-control-the-world/#comment-2300 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:17:08 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10167#comment-2300 Great post. One thing that you did not mention is that in a true “free” economy the gov’t would not give preferential treatment to corporations, which is the system we operate under now. That of course is called fascism. Until the consumer realizes he (or she) has the power to influence public policy simply by disengaging from that policy, then nothing will change. The only VOTE that really counts is with your pocketbook.

If, and I realize this is a big if, the public would STOP flying, then the TSA becomes irrelevant. I know there is noise about how they are going to start “inspecting” us in other areas of society, but the air terminal is still the most visible stage. This would also put pressure on the airline industry, since nothing gets a business’s attention like a hit to the bottom line.

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