Tag Archives: free markets

Against free markets

The term that is. There seem to be few usages that are a greater barrier to clear thought and debate than free markets. Whether used as a term of sneering abuse to create straw-person arguments or as a slogan of the right and proper, it is ready-made to close minds and abstract away from the issues […]

The economic argument against woo-woo

This via the outstanding (as always) xkcd (and a tip of the hat to the redoubtable Dave Bath). If woo worked, here are some potential market applications. Do click through to xkcd’s site to view the mouse-over, which doesn’t work for everyone on a WordPress blog. It is chuckle-worthy.