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[ox-en] Re: Role of markets

Hi Patrick, hi all,

Patrick Anderson wrote:
Stefan, are you saying that any trade in ANY form is always
necessarily destructive?

What if there were two people stranded on an island?  Must they stay
isolated in order to preserve the biosphere, or can they get together
and trade labor and products so they can specialize without increasing
harm to the island?

There is a third option: they can cooperate, jointly producing what they
like to have (and making some formal or informal agreements on how to divide
the necessary work).

Best regards

|-------- Dr. Christian Siefkes --------- christian ---------
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... why should self-interested companies be permitted to shift the balance
of fundamental liberties, risking free expression, free markets,
scientific progress, consumer rights, societal stability, and the end of
physical and informational want? Because somebody might be able to steal a
song? That seems a rather flimsy excuse.
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