Thanks for reading. Just to be clear, nowhere in the article do I take the position that the free market is necessarily “the best system.” In fact, I don’t think I offer any opinion on what the best economic model is at all. My point in the example you provide above is simply that sometimes a free market ideologue will be correct that the free market approach is right in the given circumstances, not unlike a stopped clock being right twice a day. To say a solution is either good or bad because it is a free market or socialist solution is to engage in the kind of thinking I am criticizing. If the free market or socialist solution is the best one, the person(s) advocating for it should be able supply sound reasons beyond simply that their party platform supports it or a knee jerk positive reaction for anything deregulatory and free market or vice versa, etc.