I don't hate the free-market.
I think a lot of things are fucked up about it, or how people view it.
Like The Starbucks Coffee Mocha.
I love the Starbucks Coffee Mocha, it is so good to me, I love it, I love it.
But why does does starbucks need to cover the world with coffee houses that have caused local coffee houses to disappear from everywhere but NYC and small artsy neighborhoods in America.
I don't mind and enjoy local restaurants. The two best or famous places to eat in the Youngstown area are the MVR, an italian restaurant where famous people go when they come to the valley, and the Yankee Kitchen where famous people also go. There are all these wonderful pictures in them of famous people standing in the restaurant smiling. There is also the Mocha House which is a coffee shop that offers the most beautiful tasting cheesecakes. We also have Quaker State and Lube, which is a world famous wing place. They are all locally owned.
The Youngstown area also has its own version of italian food, the sicilian pizza, Briar Hill pizza, spinach and white pizza. At all weddings and graduation parties rigatoni are served.
I like what a local business can do. A person or persons can start a business and supply the service they want, serve the food or things they want in they way they want to. I like that.
I think sock, t-shirt, jeans, swing sets, shoes, book companies, etc are better if there is no government influence, which means government influence. I like individuality.
But I don't think things like electricity, water, health care, oil, heating, etc should be privatized. Those products are the same for everyone. Heating, gasoline, water, etc are the same for everyone, no matter who you are. And since they everyone needs them and individuality cannot be expressed through those products then it is nonsensical for them to be part of the free market.
Now, someone could say, "But t-shirt companies are part of the free market and use slave labor in third countries to produce their shirts."
That is true. But that is a question of fairness, it doesn't make the theory of the free-market incorrect.
But having products in the free-market that cannot express individuality, does not correspond with the theory of the free-market.
What saddens me personally is this: there was once a time in history where people worked together to build houses and bridges without money. They did because it mattered, they did it because they knew it would benefit their lives.
Now people will not build, they will not work, unless someone shows up and gives them money. And nowadays people don't even want to work, they want get rich schemes, they want to get grants, go to las vegas, they buy into pyramid schemes, they buy mutual bonds without a the slightest thought they are affecting the course of history and the lives of people, never asking what exactly the stock brokers are giving their money to, convinced they will end up rich and retire in Florida, they get credit cards and take out loans they know they will never be able to pay back, etc.
Back in the day, before we were born, loans with interest attached were never given unless it was to a person very rich. If you walked up to someone in the 1200s and said and explained credit cards, they would respond, "That will lead to nothing good." But here we are running on a system of credit that history ran from until the industrial era.