Are Market Forces Forces of Nature?

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Are Market Forces Forces of Nature?
Crockett, Member
Just slightly worried by the idea that the market is a force of nature which somehow naturally moves to the point of highest welfare.
Firstly, there is nothing natural about market forces beyond psychology (rather than physics or biology) and secondly, humanity has developed precisely because we have learnt to effectively intervene in the control of water, animal and crop husbandry, disease, sun light (electricity) amongst practically all examples of human development.
Those who say it is nature that the market should be allowed to be free from government control do not see a problem controlling the natural physical advantages that other stronger individuals may have who may want to steal their property.
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Don Shaughnessy, Business Consultant, Canada, Member
Crockett is missing an important point. That is time. Someone who steals your stuff will not prosper in the long run. You can only do a few deals that...Sign up

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