Sometimes The Free Market Sucks


The world we live in today is really tough. It is made tougher when people have success when you feel people don’t deserve it. Today news broke that the shares in Facebook soared 30%. The free market side of my brain says that’s a great result and will lead to dividends to shareholders, bonuses to staff and maybe more investment by Facebook in Research & Development – all things will not only help economic spending but might lead to more jobs.

However there is another part of my brain that questions the “fairness” of this result. Firstly the owner of Facebook is involved with a group called “Americans for a Conservative Direction” and involved with Marco Rubio pushing this dreadful immigration reform bill. It seems a new tactic of the left is to act liberal but to add the word Conservative and think the American people will be fooled. While there is nothing wrong with these actions, he has every right to get involved with any group, call it anything he wants and to work with any politician he wants.- He is a free person and has rights protected by the Constitution. However this is clearly a ploy by the left and one that needs to combated very powerfully and very quickly.

Secondly and more importantly, Facebook are currently limiting its members rights. If you are overly critical of President Obama or are too pro gun, you run the risk of having the post deleted and your account being suspended for a period of time. Earlier this week, we saw the battle between Kirk Cameron and Facebook where they would not allow access to the trailer of his new movie (Don’t worry the good guys won). You either believe in the first amendment or you do not – there can be no middle ground.

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