Sunday, October 01, 2017

A thought to begin Conservative Conference

With apologies to John Cleese and the writers of Monty Python's Life of Brian, a thought on the benefits of those much maligned ideas, capitalism and the free market ...

3 comments:

Jim said...

we dont have a free market, we have not had for years. if we did things would be much better, but we don't. One of the main reasons i get so mad at people saying "see the free market does not work"

Chris Whiteside said...

No country in the world has ever applied an absolutely pure free market.

No country in the world has every had a totally state-controlled system (though a few have come close - invariably with totally disastrous results.)

In practice the real argument is what is the best mix.

Jim said...

Are you implying that 85% croney capitalism, and 15% struggling with a government mine field is a good mix?