Sunday, June 9, 2013

free markets prevent government abuse

This post is so exactly what I think, on such a fundamental level, that it wouldn't even occur to me to make the point explicitly. But I'm sure glad David Henderson did, and therefore you all should go read it.

(To summarize, free markets are decentralized and tend to provide what people want, so when the government starts abusing its power, the market provides ways to push back against that. Free markets therefore make me relatively optimistic about the world. In the case of privacy, there are already plenty of utilities you can use to make it harder for the government to spy on you.)

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