OK, this is a re-occurring theme with me, and it has been a lightning rod in the past. But it is a line of reasoning I can’t let go of. I will admit, I am still working my way through this one, but I believe there is something here. I also think I have enough figured out to share it with you. However, I want to make sure I make it clear that I actually see a philosophical ‘fix’ to the Marxist/socialist attacks on the free market in what I am doing here. I am not anti-corporation, I am anti violation of Natural law. Our founders didn’t allow corporations, but they did allow co-ops and charter companies and I believe that similar structures can allow for the needs of modern international trade while still holding individuals accountable to Natural Law. So, with that said, here’s a bit of my latest piece on this subject:
This post will challenge many who consider themselves “conservative,” but I implore you to read it and give it careful consideration before you dismiss this argument. At the top of this blog, under the page titled “Basic Precepts,” you will find a post titled “Form & Function,” in which I explain that a thing is not defined by what we call it, but rather, by its form and function. This post uses this basic precept to explain why ‘Capitalism’ does not necessarily equate to ‘the free market.’ In fact, as they are practiced today, in this country, they are not the same thing. In order to make my case, I will have to refer to a lot of definitions. This may make for tedious reading; however, if you will stick with this post, I believe that – even if I do not win you to my side – I will give you sufficient reason to reconsider what you do believe regarding the relationship between Capitalism and the free market.