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Making Life Fair

Robert42Vet Wrote: May 18, 2012 7:36 AM
Second point I attempt to make....Totally Open and Free Markets fail to answer the pressures of the Power Model. Without protection of your Market, corruption from outside forces will distort your market making it no longer an Open and Free Market even if the participants are unaware or aware of this. Because of this, Markets can never be truly open and free and therefore the models used on what such a market would yield is voided. Once you accept that, the debate is on how much interference is allowed to deal with the outside market effects in defence of the market to create a near open and free market.

When my wife was a liberal, she complained that libertarian reasoning is coldhearted. Since markets produce winners and losers -- and many losers did nothing wrong -- market competition is cruel. It must seem so. President Obama used the word "fair" in his last State of the Union address nine times.

We are imprinted to prefer a world that is "fair." Our close relatives the chimpanzees freak out when one chimp gets more than his fair share, so zookeepers are careful about food portions. Chimps are hardwired to get angry when they think they've been cheated -- and so...