Apparently, you didn't..."give up".
: : [snipped]
: : Come back when you understand what a free market is.
: So last I heard, entry into a market always had a price, and the control of that price was itself a prized commodity, just like government is a prized commodity under capitalism.
That's state sponsored and supported capitalism, not a free market.
: So what's a "free" market again?
Agreements free of unwanted third parties in peaceful transactions and free of the *coerced* support of uninterested third parties.
Disputes are resolved by private arbitration.
The Forex market is the largest and best example of a huge
free market and there's more trade volumn there in one day than
on the NYSE in 2 months.
See Free-Archy for an example of one element.