"In an unmanipulated free-market economy,
the private participants or actors make
decisions on their own. When billions of decisions have to be made and
re-made continuously, there is really no other possible method that is
efficient and effective at producing greater wealth and welfare except
decentralized decision-making and choice." - Michael S. Rozeff
"The great virtue of a free market system is that
it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion
is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the
most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another
to deal with one another and help one another." - Milton Friedman
"This entire capitalist society, dependent upon the
interplay of consumer and marketing industry, has produced the most profoundly
manipulative advertising empire the Earth has ever known - and the main "game"
is to create self-imagery dependent on external validation." -
"At least in a democracy each person is formally
equal. The humblest citizen, the most prestigious citizen still only has one
vote. But when we move that power over to the marketplace, the humblest and the
wealthiest are totally asymmetrical. And one has such immense power that they
can literally crush the other completely and utterly and fully. That's one of
the reason historically we've always felt the need to regulate markets." -
political economist Elaine Bernard, executive director of the Trade Union
Program at Harvard UniversityTrue free market
capitalism, cooperation as opposed to
coercion, is the best thing that
could happen to the American
environment, the American economy and the American people.
True free market capitalism, in
which businesses pay all the costs of
bringing their products to market, is the most efficient and democratic way
of distributing the goods of the land - and
the surest way to eliminate pollution.
Free markets, when allowed to
function properly, value raw materials
and encourage producers to eliminate waste by
reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Corporatism, as it exists in America
today, is the anti-thesis of free
"In the two plus centuries it has been practiced,
orthodox classical corporatism has
not brought a growing or even a stable level of
prosperity to the peoples who
inhabit the countries in which it has been practiced. In a
truly free market economy, when you make yourself wealthy, you enrich your
apparent prosperity have been
continuously destroyed by economic
crashes that have over and over again ruined the lives of millions. What if
its intent has never been the promotion of the people's prosperity?
What, if any, result has it attained consistently?
Well, it has consistently protected the
wealth of the privileged; it has preserved the status quo.
The wealthy privileged increase their
wealth in good times and in bad." - John Kozy
polluters make themselves wealthy by making everybody else poor.
raise the standard of living for themselves by lowering the quality of life for
everyone else. Corporate polluters
do that by escaping the discipline of
the free market.
The coal burning utilities that acidify the Adirondack
Lakes, poison waterways with
mercury, provoke 120,000 asthma attacks ,
and kill 30,000 of neighbors every year are
imposing costs on us that should, in a truly free market
economy, be reflected in the price of
the energy when they bring it to the marketplace.
By avoiding these
costs, the utilities are able to enrich their shareholders and put their more
conscientious and efficient competitors out of business.
These costs do not just disappear.
The American people pay for them
downstream - with poison fish,
sickened children, a diminished quality of life and a shortened life span.
Every one of America's federal environmental laws is
intended to restore a true free market so that the price of bringing a product
to market reflects the costs that it imposes on the public.
polluters cheat, it distorts the entire marketplace, and none of us benefit
from free market efficiencies.
Corporations do not want free markets,
they want dependable profits, and their surest route is to crush the
competition by controlling the
The domination of
the State by large corporations leads to the elimination of free markets and,
ultimately, to the loss of represenative democracy.
the largest federal subsidies are going to
western resource industries - grazing,
lumber, mining, and
agribusiness - that have spawned the most vocal attacks against federal
These industries are run by some of the richest and
most radical people in the country, men like
Richard Mellon Scaife,
Charles Koch and Joseph Coors(Heritage Foundation).
Intense hatred for State regulation is combined with an intense
reliance on federal subsidies.
Taxpayers gave away at the
turn of the 21st century $65 billion every year in subsidies to big oil and
more than $35 billion a year in subsidies to the radical owners of western
resource industries many of whom are
destroying public lands and waterways with unsustainable practices.
Conservative Senator John Sununu stated after helping to defeat Wise Use energy bill of
Cheney, "As fiscal conservatives we have to stand for something. This bill
broke the budget caps for 2004 and busted budget caps over a five-year period.
The tax provisions were outrageous. The agreement had over $24 billion in tax
breaks. There's just no need to provide special consideration to the
the nuclear power industries.
These are healthy, robust, competitive
industries, and they don't need special treatment or a special tax break from
the federal government."
Subsidies helped create the
billionaires who financed the right-wing revolution on Capitol
Hill that put George Walker
Bush and Richard Bruce
Cheney in the White
The free market has
been all but eliminated in an energy sector dominated by cartels and monopolies
and distorted by subsidies to the polluters.
America's once vibrant
agricultural markets are now basically controlled by multinational monopolies
with no demonstrated loyalty to America, the American people, the environment
or American law.
"Wise Use groups and
others, out of duplicity or
ignorance, posture as defenders of the
market. But in fact, they often argue for
special privileges and
protections that cost the environment, consumers and
taxpayers dearly." - John A. Baden, Ph.D.
and Tim O'Brien
for corporate America has changed. Government is not seen in opposition to
the firm, but as a partner." - Rakesh Khurana, professor Harvard Business
"They mingled among the pagans and adopted their
"Undermining the role of parents has been a
strategy marketers have exploited to
sell their brands through the
development of "kids only" products and marketing themes. Kiddie marketing
often strives for the "nag factor",
an actual measurement by the advertising industry of the extent to which an ad
drives a child to pester the folks about a purchase." - Jamie Court
"The average American child sees 40,000
advertisements a year on television. Comparing the marketing of today with the
marketing of the past is like comparing the BB
gun to the smart bomb. All aspects
of children's lives - their health, education, creativity, and values - are at
risk of being compromised by their status in
the marketplace." - Dr. Susan Linn,
instructor at Harvard Medical
"You hoped your little girl's Disney princess
obsession was harmless, didn't you! It will not have escaped you, Mothers of
America, that Disney Princess' rarely slay dragons, play sports, pilot jets or do
open-heart surgery. I was not thrilled when my 3-year-old informed me that she
wants to be "a pwincess" when she grows up. "You are a commoner," my 3-year-old
shrieked, and adjusting her tiara ran off to watch Disney Princess Enchanted
Tales." - Rosa Brooks 03/08
Children are being taught that
everything is for sale; desired "things"
will make you happy; that desired
"things" have more value than intangibles like relationships; (especially
those relationships that keep you separate from your desired things like mom
and pop); and that providers of the desired "things" love you and only want you
to be happy.
The American Academy of Pediatrics states that
children under the age of eight years are unable to understand the intent of
advertising and accept advertisements as
The 'nag factor' is a marketing strategy that takes
manipulation of children to the
Lucy Hughes and her colleagues at Initiative Media,
with the help of child
psychologists, analyzed nagging
put it to work.
20 to 40% of all purchases adults make are made because
have nagged them into making the purchase.
"Princess" franchise rakes in $4 billion.
1992 to 1997 Amount of money spent
on marketing to
doubles, from $6.2 billion to $12.7 billion. At this time:
children influence purchases totaling over $600 billion a year .
children spend almost forty hours a
week outside of school consuming televised media.
- 65% of
children eight to eighteen have a television in their bedroom as do 32% of
children two to seven and 26% of children under two.
The marketing industry has
found that American babies are requesting brands as soon as they speak.
- In 2000, a federal report from the General Accounting Office
called marketing in schools a growth industry.
- More American children
recognize the Budweiser Frogs than Smokey the Bear.
of American parents would like to see children's television programs
- Commercial marketing tactics of
fast food have forged epidemic
levels of childhood obesity,
diabetes and kidney
"The aggressive marketing of
fast food and confectionery to
does influence their dietary
choices early in life, and it puts
them at greater risk of becoming obese or overweight later in life. A major
concern is childhood diabetes. General practitioners are seeing more
than ever before with diabetes, and that's a
disease associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. Children can be
extremely vulnerable to television advertising promoting
fast food."- Verity
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