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==About==
 
==About==
[[Marketism]] (short for [[free market fundamentalism]]) is a [[similarity cluster|loose aggregation]] of [[belief]]s that generally [[anti-governmentism|oppose government]] and favor private enterprise in the form of [[free market/unregulated|free-as-in-unregulated market]] principles.
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[[Marketism]] (short for [[free market fundamentalism]]) is a [[similarity cluster|loose aggregation]] of [[belief]]s that generally [[anti-governmentism|oppose government]] and favor private enterprise in the form of [[free market/unregulated|free-as-in-unregulated market]] principles. Ironically, it tends to destroy free markets by allowing monopolies to exist.
  
 
Key characteristics include:
 
Key characteristics include:
 
* advocacy against government regulation of private business
 
* advocacy against government regulation of private business
 
** which they often refer to as "[[small government]]"
 
** which they often refer to as "[[small government]]"
** commonly known as [[laissez-faire]] economics
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** commonly known as laissez-faire economics
 
** some forms advocate for the [[anarcho-capitalism|abolishment of government altogether]]
 
** some forms advocate for the [[anarcho-capitalism|abolishment of government altogether]]
 
* general reduction in the "[[government/size|size]]" and reach of government ([[minarchism]])
 
* general reduction in the "[[government/size|size]]" and reach of government ([[minarchism]])

Latest revision as of 19:38, 27 May 2019

About

Marketism (short for free market fundamentalism) is a loose aggregation of beliefs that generally oppose government and favor private enterprise in the form of free-as-in-unregulated market principles. Ironically, it tends to destroy free markets by allowing monopolies to exist.

Key characteristics include:

A society based on marketist principles would be a form of minarchy or anarchy, but there are no known examples of any such society that is both highly technological and either prosperous or peaceful, much less successful at maintaining human rights or even "natural rights".

Terminology

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  • /beliefs - basic premises, sometimes supported by (faulty) logic
  • /claims - common claims made by marketists, derived from their core beliefs
  • /contradictions - how marketist beliefs contradict each other
  • /fallacies - logical fallacies often committed within marketist ideology
  • /religion - how marketism is like a religion

Corpsplaining

Free-marketeers often defend corporate evil in terms that are very similar to mansplainer attacks on feminism, such as "not all corporations are bad" (see not all men [1]).

Notes

There is some discussion of these ideas on Google+.

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