Has the "free market" for which libertarians advocate ever been tried?

Asked by: progressivedem22
  • In the British industrial revolution

    It was during this period of time that a capitalist free market was truly tried. The parliament was made up mainly of business owners who, unsurprisingly, were pro business. Therefore the government had little to nothing to do with the private sector, that controlled nearly everything. At this point in time there were no labour regulations, and even the roads were privatized. This was a time full of invention and innovation that has truly changed and improved our world. I would argue that none of it would have happened had it not been for the free market. If you want evidence, simply look at France at the same time, they had nearly everything England did, exempt for a pro business government and an intellectual climate

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