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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    Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    Yes. The Free Market should be allowed to work it's 'magic'
    No. Government should play a large role
    No. A mixed economy, with minimal government involvement, is best
    No. The concept of a "Free Market is a fraud
    Last edited by SeekingWisdom; 08-22-12 at 12:03 AM.

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

    Free markets never stay free. But what constitutes miminal?
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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeekingWisdom View Post
    Yes. The Free Market should be allowed to work it's 'magic'
    No. Government should play a large role
    No. A mixed economy, with minimal government involvement, is best
    No. The concept of a "Free Market is a fraud
    I am somewhere between the second and third option.

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

    A mixed economy with minimal government involvement is ideal IMO.

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

    No, it should not be left alone entirely to self-regulate. The government should have some hand in the economy.
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    Re: Should the "Free Market" be left alone?

    Government's role should be that of referee. Making sure everyone plays by the same rules.
    The government can also have a role in fostering emerging technology's.
    The market as it stands right now, has some trouble with long term vision, mostly
    being limited to next quarter.
    Government could have a limited role in multi decade projects.

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

    In the case of the USA's free market? Yes, of course the government should play a part in it.

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

    The free market is the ends, not the means.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I am somewhere between the second and third option.
    same here.

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

    The free market is not really free without a certain restriction placed upon those who wish to control and manipulate it. That can only come from government.
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