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Free-marketism is a belief in the general superiority of solutions based on free-as-in-unregulated market principles. It is usually accompanied by a belief in strong property rights, with enforcement of such rights being one of the few (if any) legitimate functions of government.

A society based on free-marketist principles would be a form of minarchy, 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.

Free-marketists commonly self-identify as voluntarists, minarchists, anarcho-capitalists, and/or libertarians.


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


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]).


There is some discussion of these ideas on Google+.