ProblematicAssumptionsUnderlyingEconomicLiberalism (ThoughtStorms)

** people are not necessarily rational

** people are not necessarily well informed (another kind of market failure)

** people's freedom to enter into bargains is constrained by

*** necessity (due to market failure no one is offering a fair bargain)

*** NetworkExternalities



[Speculative http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_2/delong/index.html Speculative Microeconomics for Tomorrow's Economy] by BradDeLong and A. Michael Froomkin

The case for the market system has always rested on three implicit pillars, three features of the way that property rights and exchange worked:

ZbigniewLukasiak


See also LeftAndRightAndScale, EmpiricalSocialism


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