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Why Not Try the Free Market?

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Taxi drivers in Washington DC went on strike recently to protest the mayor's decision that they use meters rather than a fare zone system. Well, why not just let each taxi company charge what they want and in a manner in which they choose? In other words, for once why not try the free market instead of the government controlled taxi system that you find in most (perhaps all) cities?

Laurence M. Vance is an Associated Scholar of the Mises Institute, founder of the Francis Wayland Institute, and a columnist for LewRockwell.com and the Future of Freedom Foundation. He is the author of The War on Drugs is a War on FreedomWar, Christianity, and the State: Essays on the Follies of Christian Militarism, and War, Empire, and the Military: Essays on the Follies of War and U.S. Foreign Policy.

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