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I had and interesting conversation the other day with a conservative, who was trying to convince me that:

A) Government is TOO Big, and it's what's holding back economic growth.

B) That Government Regulation is the source of all our economic ills.

and that ...

C)  That the unfettered Free Market, without all those bureaucratic regulations and taxes, would cure all economic ills, if only given a chance, because the Free Market is by its very nature "self-correcting" ...

Well I had several colorful metaphors countering this, which tried to promote the many benefits of Government Regulation.

... word-pictures that tried to capture the essence of what the unfettered Free Market is really like ...

But I thought I'd put it out there to see how ever-clever dkos readers would counter such a simplistic Conservative Talking Point.

So without further ado ... What do you think the Unregulated Free Market is really like?


No actually, the unfettered Free Market is really like this:

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