[FoRK] Misunderestimating "The" Tea Party
dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sat Mar 20 13:01:06 PDT 2010
On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 2:29 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
> Re: Europe:
> > Is Europe's economy as a whole more or less free because of its
> > greater integration under the European Union?
> I was actually using the term "free market" more metaphorically, in terms
> of freedom-of-choice of government that you get with a greater number of
> smaller yet sovereign governmental units / entities. The EU is *less* free
> economically specifically because they are now aggregating their preferences
> in larger units than prior to integration. Political boundaries may be
> market barrier from a trade perspective, but they are also generally
> protective of specialization and preventative with respect to
> homogenization. (Need I point out that the reductio of your argument would
> favor a Single World Government?
Isnt this where the Dramatic Hamster punctuation goes?
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