[FoRK] Left-leaning libertarians

Zee Roe zero at rawbw.com
Wed Nov 12 10:31:29 PST 2008



Spot on, I think.

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http://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/11/10/roderick-long/corporations-versus-the-market-or-whip-conflation-now/
 Corporations versus the Market; or, Whip Conflation
Now<http://www.cato-unbound.org/2008/11/10/roderick-long/corporations-versus-the-market-or-whip-conflation-now/>

by Roderick Long <http://www.cato-unbound.org/contributors/roderick-long/>
Lead Essay
November 10th, 2008

Defenders of the free market are often accused of being apologists for big
business and shills for the corporate elite. Is this a fair charge?

No and yes. Emphatically no—because corporate power and the free market are
actually antithetical; genuine competition is big business's worst
nightmare. But also, in all too many cases, yes —because although liberty
and plutocracy cannot coexist, simultaneous advocacy of both is all too
possible.

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