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Apr 2015
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In order to make such work it would have to be a private road such as a turnpike or something owned by a community and then such entities could regulate such as they see fit.
You do realise that this is Socialism. :cool:
"Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership of the means of production and workers self management."
Socialism - Wikipedia
 
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May 2018
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The free market and choice will turn the markets. If you sell a product that kills or harms then people would gather together and stop you from harming further. No gov. necessary. As it stands it is often gov. that protects people who harm others.
(cough) cigarette industry (cough)......

I think you give too much credit to the brains of the consumer. People have been knowing that cigarettes cause cancer for over 50 years, yet people are still smoking.
 
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You do realise that this is Socialism. :cool:
"Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership of the means of production and workers self management."
Socialism - Wikipedia
No i do not think there is a name for what i purpose in full but yes i do see the similarities. I am not advocating for a central government with full control but the opposite.
I also think that entities can be too big and should be down sized in many cases via putting money in the hands of workers.
 
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(cough) cigarette industry (cough)......

I think you give too much credit to the brains of the consumer. People have been knowing that cigarettes cause cancer for over 50 years, yet people are still smoking.
Correction cigarettes can sometimes cause cancer. The problem there is government protection.

People want cigarettes free from foreign chemicals and free from diapers stuck on the end of them but the government protects the rights and props up evil entities that allow for such while making it a crime for a person to grow and sell their own natural products.

This is not at all something that would happen if the people could have a say in such matters with a voice equal to or greater than the billion dollar lobbyist.
 
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Dec 2015
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This is the heart of your failed thinking where you associate all those things with government. I am implying that we can have all that in a voluntary society.

We can have more freedom and still keep each other in check without poking guns into peoples faces.

I understand that this concept does not compute because of conditioning but such is possible.
AHA! You're a Libertarian?? Free will? Self-governing? Complete autonomy? AND....All that jazz?
 
Apr 2015
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Correction cigarettes can sometimes cause cancer. The problem there is government protection.

People want cigarettes free from foreign chemicals and free from diapers stuck on the end of them but the government protects the rights and props up evil entities that allow for such while making it a crime for a person to grow and sell their own natural products.

This is not at all something that would happen if the people could have a say in such matters with a voice equal to or greater than the billion dollar lobbyist.
There is no evidence that smoking natural tobacco prevents or reduces the danger to your health
 
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Nov 2018
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No traffic laws for a section of road....lol you do not take much reality into account coming up with this mess.

You always revert back to the fear of lawlessness and the thought that a police state is the only way to have a society.

In order to make such work it would have to be a private road such as a turnpike or something owned by a community and then such entities could regulate such as they see fit. If they run it into the ground or crate an unsafe place then it would be taken over by someone who can manage such. Such already exist.
Your "simple" free market inevitably gets more and more complicated as you need to add layer and layer of private control over social life.... ironic.