: Hmm. Congo, a free market? Brazil, a free market? Maybe you should go study some economics.
Or perhaps you should go and live in the capitalist stateless utopias of Russsia or Somalia.
: I don't know of this particular case, so please point me in the direction of more info. I can't wait to find out the ways in which the fish market was not free from government intervention and distortion.
It's never their fault is it, they're always exhonourable those capitalists, accept the logic of your own arguments about self-interest, greed and competition and accept that capitalism involves exploiting something until its use completely.
: Not that that kind of evidence would convince an ideologue like yourself. But, there's always hope...
Somehow I'm not convinced. You have the faith in the Market that others have in god or state.
: No one is saying that a relatively small community can't manage a resource AS a community. That is what corporations do when they privately own and manage a resource. Essentially, the Pygmies were acting as a corporation which privately owned and used the land.
Revise history and evidence as you will, the examples where contrary to your beliefs accept your beliefs may be wrong.
: ...and yet, supported by all the facts of history and economics. Funny, that.
Or perhaps supported by the capitalist account of history and economics and the prejudiced individuals who are willing to accept them without so much as a second thought.