Comment: A free market has nothing to do with abandoning the rule of law.

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A free market has nothing to do with abandoning the rule of law.

"Agriculture, manufactures, commerce and navigation, the four pillars of our prosperity, are the most thriving when left most free to individual enterprise."
~Thomas Jefferson: 1st Annual Message, 1801.

"I think all the world would gain by setting commerce at perfect liberty."
~Thomas Jefferson letter to John Adams, 31 July 1785

"Harmony, liberal intercourse with all Nations, are recommended by policy, humanity and interest. But even our Commercial policy should hold an equal and impartial hand: neither seeking nor granting exclusive favours or preferences; consulting the natural course of things; diffusing and diversifying by gentle means the streams of Commerce, but forcing nothing; establishing with Powers so disposed; in order to give trade a stable course."
~George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796

Is there such thing as a free market monopoly?

Can you show me an example or name one?

If the market is free from political intervention how could buying the influence of politicians help to build a monopoly?

I have time linked to a specific place in the short film below to a section on monopoly and the free market (although, it is worth watching the whole film[55 mins] from the beginning).

The Incredible Bread Machine Film:

[Disclaimer: The commentary before and after the short film above is not provided by Austrian School economists]

For an Austrian overview on the subject of monopoly and competition you could start by listening to the audio lecture below:

As for the law, why would you presume that a free market would not be possible without a rule of law?

A free market has its roots in property rights, whereas the law has its roots in protecting those rights.

Below is a link to a short but excellent essay on the law in a society based on property rights and freedom.

This excerpt is from the introduction:

The Law, first published as a pamphlet in June, 1850, is already more than a hundred years old. And because its truths are eternal, it will still be read when another century has passed.

Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before — and immediately following — the Revolution of February 1848. This was the period when France was rapidly turning to complete socialism.

As a Deputy to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Bastiat was studying and explaining each socialist fallacy as it appeared. And he explained how socialism must inevitably degenerate into communism. But most of his countrymen chose to ignore his logic.

The Law is here presented again because the same situation exists in America today as in the France of 1848. The same socialist-communist ideas and plans that were then adopted in France are now sweeping America.

The explanations and arguments then advanced against socialism by Mr. Bastiat are — word for word — equally valid today. His ideas deserve a serious hearing.

The Law by Frederick Bastiat:

If you do take the time to look into these subjects I would be very interested in what you think.