Veni, vidi, vici, b*tches.
This week’s podcast is up on the Podcast page.
‘Free Markets’ require non intervention in the totality of the consumer space and producer space. When you trade with someone else you merge your two spaces with their two spaces to one market. So if your trading partner is manipulating their consumer or producer space or both, you no longer have a ‘Free Market’. No matter how free you make your end of the consumer and producer spaces you are not engaging in Free Market practices.
So when people sneer at the hint of protectionism out of the gate without any consideration especially in cases where our trading partners have corrupted the marketplace already under the banner of ‘Free Trade’ I know the situation is hopeless to have a productive discussion.