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Oops . . . you're right!

Limited government has NOT been tried extensively; every time it's been tried, the limits soon vanished! Score one, Bmore!

We agree about the destructiveness of government intrusion in markets. Do we disagree that governments ALWAYS intrude? Or try to?

Your "absolute requirements" for capitalism look more like requirements for corporatism, to me. An absent government destroys the special monopoly privileges that governments dole out to their supporters/campaign contributors. Is that what you mean by "market instability?" You do understand that "market instability" is often a smear that corporatists use to squash real competition -- they are the foremost enemies of real market capitalism.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...