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Posted by Peter Franks on April 13, 2011, 5:35 pm
 
On 4/7/2011 12:04 PM, Giga2 <Giga2 wrote:

We don't live in a democracy.

Duh.

You capture the sentiments of the English perfectly.  Always deferring
to some higher mortal authority to tell them what to do.  Nice, very nice.

Posted by Giga2 on April 14, 2011, 8:18 am
 


Speak for yourself!



Posted by Giga2 on April 14, 2011, 8:18 am
 

I understand some prisons are also quite lawless places when the guards
arn't looking!



Posted by Bill Ward on April 13, 2011, 10:12 pm
 On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 09:45:12 -0700, Bob F wrote:


Profit in a free market is the measure of wealth creation.

Suppose you have a garage sale and offer some old vinyl records you don't
really want.  If someone comes in and you negotiate a price of say $0
for the lot, your buyer is happy because he now has records he thinks are
worth more than $0, and you are happy because you got rid of some
records you thought were worth less, and have $0 profit to boot.

Wealth has been created, because both buyer and seller are happier.  Only
the private sector can create wealth, and profit is the measure of it.


And nearly always screws things up in the process.  If profit is the
result of a free market exchange, how can it be bad?  Both participants
are happier.

Those who prefer to get something for nothing appreciate government
intervention, of course.  

Cue the whining: "But markets aren't really free!"

And I'll reply: "Then get the hell out of the way!"

See, wasn't that easy?


Posted by Bill Ward on April 14, 2011, 7:26 am
 On Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:02:37 -0700, Bob F wrote:


Free trade does not mean lawless.  That's what the justice system is
for.  Free trade means consensual exchanges without force or fraud, and
the justice system protects the rest of us from loons like you. I won't
even mention the 2nd amendment.


Finally you got one right!  Accident, or attempted sarcasm?




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