So why don't US citizens get this?

D'Arcy J.M. Cain darcy at
Sun Jul 27 14:42:13 UTC 2008

On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:29:38 -0500 (CDT)
Joe Greco <jgreco at> wrote:
> > The key thing in that definition is the lack of government  
> > intervention in its various forms. That's D'Arcy's point. Where there  
> > is government subsidy, regulation, or other intervention, it cannot be  
> > described as a free market.
> Actually, it could...  but you have to understand the situation better.

Ah.  I didn't realize that I just didn't understand the situation as
well as you.  Thanks for setting me straight.

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have?
Four.  Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it one.
   Abraham Lincoln

As I said, I mostly agree with you in your analysis.  The main thing I
differ on is your definition.  The market is not free and just calling
it free doesn't change that.

> This will be my last post along this thread, due to thread drift.

Me too.

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