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Re: [Mandrakeot] ESR gives up on Fedora



On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 10:50 -0500, Lyvim Xaphir wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-02-25 at 01:52 +0100, Benny Amorsen wrote:
> > >>>>> "LX" == Lyvim Xaphir <knightmerc yahoo com> writes:
> > 
> > LX> If you are advocating stealing intellectual property for the
> > LX> general welfare, then that's clearly criminal. Truthfully I don't
> > LX> think you are or would advocate such a thing, but there are those
> > LX> here who are.
> > 
> > I am one of them. I advocate getting rid of intellectual property
> > entirely. I do not see what is criminal about a free market.
> > 
> > 
> > /Benny
> 
> You don't understand what a free market is.  A free market, as in
> capitalism, is based on private property ownership.

I think it is you who do not understand what a free market is.  A free
market is one in which two parties can agree to trade without seeking
the explicit permission of the government to do so.  The less
permission/regulation exerted by the government, the freer the market.
The move invasive and pervasive the controls exerted by the government,
the less free the market.  Property rights are orthogonal to the
freeness of a market.  They are highly relevant to certain economic
assumptions, but one can have a free market without property rights.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_market 

M


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