View Poll Results: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

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  • Yes. The Free Market should be allowed to work it's 'magic'

    11 22.92%
  • No. Government should play a large role

    10 20.83%
  • No. A mixed economy, with minimal government involvement, is best

    25 52.08%
  • No. The concept of a "Free Market is a fraud

    8 16.67%
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Thread: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    Oh. How about we have a pure free market where we can we can have a winner? A real winner, a conglomerate gets it all. We all would be working for the best.

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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    I think the government should play a large role.

    I am in favor of employee ran companies, which are started with state investment, which run a profit sharing model, and unprofitable organizations should be traditional state owned entities such as hospitals and police. This also means small businesses and profit sharing partnerships are fine.

    The market can be used to determine prices, but since that can be dangerous at times (if food production isnt profitable enough, not enough food will be made that the poorest can buy, so either they need to have extra cash to buy food or producers need subsidies, either way the market fails ethicly) the state should regulate some prices.

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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    No, it should not be left alone entirely to self-regulate. The government should have some hand in the economy.
    And hows that working for you so far?
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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    I will admit right up front my view is biased. As a former regulator, I saw the abuses of the so called "free market" system.

    Longview and Yourstar had it pretty much right. If you combined them, they got it exactly right IMHO

    Safety of workers (yes OSHA is alittle bit over board depending on the trade or industry, in some areas not enough like my field.)
    Safety of Product - No dolls with nails inside (joke) or shoes that melt or light bulbs that explode (not a joke)
    Safety of Produce - Our food is safe to eat. If you think it is now, ahhh well thats your opinion. Water is safe to drink. In most places today this is a marginal truth. You need to get a copy of your water quality report from the water dept and know what you are reading. Our air is fit to breathe. Good luck with that one.
    Level playing field - Oversight
    That may sound like more than we have but in reality we have less than you think. If I remember the stats correctly regulatory oversight of industry especially the food industry as far as inspectors to is down over 50%
    "Those who do not learn from history and condemned to relive it".

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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    People should be completely free to engage in market activities AS LONG AS they don't violate the person or property of others. It is essential that government be there to punish cheats and crooks. Otherwise, people should be left as free as possible.

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