That is because the only way to properly learn what goes on in a free market system is through the experiences of real people. In other words, I don’t want to sit in a classroom and listen to the ramblings of a professor. Rather, I would much prefer to meet them, to get direct experience with their ideas, and then to implement whatever they have taught me. And the best way to do this is through home study courses that involve getting down to business – literally. Learning how to read a balance sheet is one thing, but understanding what that balance sheet means in real terms is another thing altogether.
Now then, I do recognize the free market system’s inherent flaws. Namely, the fact that businesses attempt to manipulate the free market in order to benefit from certain transactions. The point is that no system is perfect, and no transaction is completely free. We have all participated in some degree in fraudulent activities in the past, and there is no reason we should expect our current economic model to be flawless.
Still, I also recognize the potential benefits of the type of economy promoted in the textbooks. For instance, a properly functioning market system allows entrepreneurs to go forth and establish successful businesses. That means everyone has access to goods and services, and people can make money to buy those goods and services. When someone has money, they can invest it in any endeavor they choose. This is the theory of free-market capitalism. Now then, how do I take my nation’s politics and markets quiz for me?
Well, first of all, if you really want to understand how free markets work, then I recommend reading Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” or her other novels. Those books are the core of understanding the basics of how markets operate in the real world. However, they are not nearly the entire answer. In fact, a little more study of the classic free-market system will show you how important government intervention is.
The most important lesson to learn from Atlas Shrugged is that people are spontaneous order builders. They seek to solve problems by taking action. What they fail to recognize, or at least did not notice before, is that when they take their first step, they set off a chain reaction that results in the creation of hundreds if not thousands of subsequent small problems along the way. That is how the marketplace functions. Those who follow the free market system’s path will find themselves with plenty of money to spare and a business that is capable of creating wealth for many generations to come.
Now then, if you really want to know how to take my nation’s politics and markets quiz for me, you must study what the leading entrepreneurs of our time have done. Those who have taken the opposite view are fundamentally missing the boat. In fact, they are standing on a desert island with no exit strategy. All they can think about is staying there forever as their product suffers at their hand.
Indeed, I hope you will please consider all this and think on it. If you have any comments, questions, concerns or conspiracy theories about the market and government structure in the United States, then by all means shoot me an e-mail and we can talk. I am always open to intelligent debate.