Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Don't let the door hit you

For years Kemper Freeman has been the poster boy for the (not well understood) economic reality that successful business people don't actually like the free market*. They like regulation and government intervention that increases the barrier to entry and/or extracts rents from their competition. So it's good news that Kemper Freeman is out of the Bellevue Business Association.

*One of the most annoying aspects of the Republican Party is their success at taking words that mean good things, like Free Market, and applying it to policies that are something else. Today's Free Trade policies are crony capitilism and Free Market policies are lemon socialism. And that's to bad because real Free Trade and Free Market policies are generally good for everyone.


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