Intervention

I have defined free markets, the primary subject of this blog, as markets free of intervention. Thus, I plan to post permanent articles about the role of intervention in disrupting otherwise free markets.

Since most intervention comes through government force, I find it impossible to avoid the topic of government intervention. As I may have stated elsewhere on this blog site, I plan to keep my political comments to a minimum. I want to focus primarily on the economic influence of intervention of all sorts — primarily government intervention.

In the briefest of summaries, I can say that intervention disrupts the effective and efficient operation of markets. Intervention creates the only distinction between free markets and non-free markets.

I will elaborate on the subject further in articles posted on this page, and I have written extensively about market intervention on The Free Market Center.