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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".


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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


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+.