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The Free Market, Socialism, and Monopolies: A Comparison

By Scott Rohter - January, 2011

The principle for a thriving and healthy free market economy is:

Many buyers - Many sellers

The first small step on the road to Socialism occurs when you reduce the number of sellers
competing in the market place. This reduces competition and ultimately leads to monopolies.
Then you have an economic system where there are:

Many buyers - Fewer sellers

“Monopolism” is a corruption of healthy free market principles. It is a corrupt form of Capitalism.
Anything that reduces the number of sellers in the market place or limits competition is bad for consumers
and bad for the free market. One monopoly inevitably leads to another and eventually “Monopolism”
leads to some form of State Socialism or Communism. Now you have an economic system where there are:

Many buyers but only one seller (The State)

In Socialism or its “evil twin sister,” Communism, The State has a monopoly or near total control of everything... over every aspect of the economy and the society. Competition and the free market are eliminated altogether. There is no more choice and the light of freedom is completely extinguished.

The Motto: "Buyers Beware"

So be very careful of the first little steps that government takes to drive small entrepreneurs out of the market and out of business. These actions create the vacuum that is then filled by huge corporations like Federated, Wal-Mart, and Google. For each of these huge corporations there used to be hundreds or even thousands
of small, locally owned, American businesses competing with each other
to supply the needs of the market place and individual consumers.

That was a thriving and healthy free market economy, not what we have in America today.


"The truth, the political truth, and nothing but the political truth.
A journalist has no better friend than the truth."
- Scott Rohter

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