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Posted by: Samuel Day Fassbinder ( Citizens for Mustard Greens, USA ) on April 07, 1999 at 10:35:42:

In Reply to: mysticism posted by Gee on April 06, 1999 at 12:18:31:

: When I observe someone accuse the free-market of promising 'mystical' outcomes ("Left to Its Own Devices, generate all the bounty and wealth we see before us") I begin to see why it is simply not understood.

SDF: Bill understood correctly -- a reading of your posts, Julian Simon etc. will reveal these promises.

: "it" is the sum of free association with private property, not some cleverly thought out system.

SDF: "Free association" and "private property" are cleverly-thought-out systems.

: Interference with "it" means interference with either free association or private property, and usually both. Interfering is an ecomony is not frowned upon by free marketers because it might ruin some system, but because it means - explicitly - coercive interference with people.

SDF: The basic criticism here is that bill has mispronounced the name of Gee's god. Apologize, bill -- you have profaned the Holy!

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