Free market principles thrown under the bus in oil gusher...

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Hey BP and all you conservatives! What happened to your free market principles? Why are you relying on the US Coast Guard? Shouldn't you be contracting out those duties to Blackwater?

Why are you relying on US military aircraft to poison the Gulf with your dispersants? Shouldn't that be another job for Blackwater?

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Answer: The privatization of profits and the socialization of loss.

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Answer: The privatization of profits and the socialization of loss.

It's the new application of the "invisible hand" of the free market. It sneaks into taxpayers pockets to pay for business, bankster and derivative player losses.

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Answer: The privatization of profits and the socialization of loss.

It's the new application of the "invisible hand" of the free market. It sneaks into taxpayers pockets to pay for business, bankster and derivative player losses.

There's at least one cartoon about the invisible hand picking pockets. Its a great image.

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