Claims frequently made by free marketeers include:
- Economic inequality is, has always been, and will always be with us; attempts to fight poverty have never worked.
- This is fair because people are not equal in their efforts and, therefore, people will not be equal in their rewards.
- The fact that most people now have cell phones proves that the free market works to provide equality.
- This is often claimed by the same people who will freely admit we don't have a free market right now.