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    The Free Market Beats Government Planning Every Time

    Congress or a committee it authorizes would determine the length of time traffic lights stay red, yellow, and green and what hours of the day and at what intersections lights flash red or yellow.

    One can only imagine the mess Congress would create in the 40,000 cities, towns, and other incorporated places in the U.S.

    But managing traffic lights—and getting good results—is a far less complex task than managing the nation’s health care system and getting good results, which Congress tries to do.

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    The bottom line is that each of us is grossly ignorant about the world in which we live. Nothing’s wrong with that ignorance, but we are stupid if we believe that a politician can produce a better life than that which is obtained through peaceable, voluntary exchange with our fellow man anywhere on earth.


    The Free Market Beats Government Planning Every Time
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    You forgot this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stgislander View Post
    You forgot this...


    Indeed ....
    We’re tempted to suggest a conspiracy here — but it’s just liberals agreeing yet again that conservatives have hidden, evil motives, because modern liberals simply can’t conceive of any other reason to disagree with the liberal consensus.

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    Stupid examples all around.

    Firstoff the traffic lights are not a federal issue unless on a federal road or facility. Secondly this is a thing that is heavily dependent on the situation, third how the hell is free market going to do anything to traffic lights, are they going to be coin operated?

    Now to the apples, eggs, and pigs, there is already a lot of government involvement in mass farmed items, some definitely for the better. Knowing that there isn't a pesticide that is dangerous on the apples is something that we do not have to think about, we also like having pork that is safe to eat. Free market might right the ship on some of this but considering we typically don't know which farm our food comes from that would be an awful hard thing for the free market to take care of. Old McDonald's farm down the road, sure but in the corporate farm era these controls are needed.

    Having worked as a butcher at a grocery store that was the equivalent of Giant at one point I can tell you that we did the bare minimum required when cleaning etc.
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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