That is because this ‘free market’ has owners. Owners that are not concerned with the advancement or evolution of mankind, but owners that are solely loyal to and beholden to profit margin. Profit margin, quarterly returns and stock value are the de-facto gods of this country. The market owners who majorly consist of bankers, wall street financiers and members of interlocked corporate boards. Interlocked corporate boards, the reality that large corporate board rooms are incestuously populated by the same group of people making market decisions that ensure that corporate economics and consumer culture rule. These interlocked corporate operatives understand converging interests, as George Carlin says…”they don’t need meetings or memos to make their synchronizing decisions, they’re educated in converging interests”. They have been tested and vetted to know what those interests are.
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