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Free Markets and Unicorns

free-marketQ. What do you call it when you lie about the mileage when selling a car?

A. Fraud. The NHTSA calls this a “serious crime and consumer fraud issue.” Additionally, between 2002 and 2005 the NHTSA Office of Odometer Fraud says there was a “definite escalation in [odometer] fraud.”

Q. What do you call it when a woman falsely claims to have a tubal ligation?

A. Tom B. Taker, Jr. Or, as I like to call it, a 21-year donation to The Human Fund.

Today’s axiom is a simple one.

Tom’s Law #42
There’s no such thing as a free market.

You think I’ve gone too far this time? You say, “Open your eyes, Tom. Look around. You’ll see free markets everywhere you look.”

Bollocks! (If only those had been tied instead.)
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