Given the ongoing growth of government taxation, spending, and regulation, it should be abundantly clear that we are hardly living in an age of "market fundamentalism" as so many leftists and conservatives claim.
The net effects of the regime's economic planning is wealth destruction and perpetuation of chronic, widespread poverty. South Africa’s per capita GDP, at around $6,000 in 2019, has not increased in inflation-adjusted terms in a quarter-century.
The so-called Founding Fathers used small-scale tax rebellions to justify their counter-revolution against the spirit of 1776, thus launching the big-tax, big-government Constitutional Convention of 1787.
Anti-capitalists love to claim that consumers don't really have free choice — that advertisers and peers really dictate to others what they should buy. In truth, consumers choose freely, but use others to filter information and simplify the process.