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Subject:  Re: “This Time it is Different” Date:  10/5/2012  6:18 AM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  405327 of 479856

When there is massive government intervention, it is not even close to a free market.

If it is not a free arket why do they have to intervene?


They don't *have* to intervene. They *want* to intervene.

Free markets are not perfect, and that gives interventionists the opening they need to intervene. Unfortunately, their interventions invariably make things worse. That does not matter to them though. All that matters is that they have good *intentions*. If they have good intentions, then they just assume that the results of their interventions were good and that they just didn't do enough of it.

It's hard enough to predict what the consequences of government intervention are going to be, but government interventionists deliberately avoid acknowl