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Thread: Regulation & The Free Market

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    A limited amount of proper regulation is necessary to sustain a free market.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    I really think it should be: greater stability and prosperity as a result of regulation.

    Not "a sustainable free market", because that's fiction. It can be regulated in the IDEAL way, and still not be sustainable...

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    Regulations aren't good for the economy because they don't allow market based solutions but instead force solutions on industry usually with no accord to affordable cost. They also don't involve people in the situation at hand but rule for them as if they have a problem with something going on when they may not. The goal should be to have as much freedom as possible while still giving people the power to make the companies practice safe practices. Regulations takes it all out of everyones hands, businesses and citizens while allowing the government to do whatever it pleases instead. This is why I support courts to empower people.



    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    History shows the necessity for disallowing the free market to do whatever it chooses...the rest of humanity has to be considered... besides the few at the top that control all the strings.
    But you don't need regulation to do this. All you need is courts and the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Regulations aren't good for the economy because they don't allow market based solutions but instead force solutions on industry usually with no accord to affordable cost. They also don't involve people in the situation at hand but rule for them as if they have a problem with something going on when they may not. The goal should be to have as much freedom as possible while still giving people the power to make the companies practice safe practices. Regulations takes it all out of everyones hands, businesses and citizens while allowing the government to do whatever it pleases instead. This is why I support courts to empower people.





    But you don't need regulation to do this. All you need is courts and the people.

    Courts stop nothing and neither can the people...history again proves that.

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    suggested reading :

    Regulation & The Free Market-tumblr_lgepaqjvnc1qaouh8o1_250-jpg

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    suggested reading :

    Regulation & The Free Market-tumblr_lgepaqjvnc1qaouh8o1_250-jpg
    Why would I read that? Its complete and utter bull**** and it doesn't actually prove anything.

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But you don't need regulation to do this. All you need is courts and the people.
    "Regulations" is just another word for Laws. If you eliminate Regulations, what grounds would you have to sue somebody? Oops...

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    "Regulations" is just another word for Laws. If you eliminate Regulations, what grounds would you have to sue somebody? Oops...
    Regulations tell companies what to do and how that empower the government and no one else. What I suggest is nothing of the sort.

    And what grounds do you have for regulations? The same here.

    And what is up with the opps? Is lawsuits bad?
    Last edited by Henrin; 10-07-11 at 01:08 PM.

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Regulations tell companies what to do and how that empower the government and no one else. What I suggest is nothing of the sort.

    And what grounds do you have for regulations? The same here.

    And what is up with the opps? Is lawsuits bad?
    In order to be able to sue someone in court, you must be able to prove they violated a particular Law (Regulation). If there is no Regulation to protect you from injury, you have no grounds to file suit. The manufacturer/service provider can do whatever they wish even if it kills you. Without regulations/laws, you can do nothing about it. They may have killed you but they didn't break any laws in the process... get it?

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    Re: Regulation & The Free Market

    What an interesting question. At first I was inclined to say it needs no regulation. Then I thought a bit and my first thought then was about gasoline and big oil. Without some kind of regulation they would probably go wild (like they aren't already)...then there is our electrical bill, Lord knows they would charge anything they want, and garbage collection and on and on. Yes, some regulation is necessary. As for merchandise, the market pretty much sets that because if you think something costs too much, you simply look for something else.

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