From WhatTamiSaid: Slavery, brought to you by the free market
I suggest you read the whole thing (it’s short) but here’s the part I love:
The free market is amoral and it will tolerate much–even holding human beings in bondage–if doing so benefits the economic or social interests of the majority, or even a powerful few.
And so, when Rand Paul suggests that the free market can do the work of the Civil Right Act, it is not just laughable, but ahistorical. The free market, without intervention, often abides abuses against humanity and works against American ideals of liberty. And we needn’t refer back to the 18th century for evidence of that.