Originally Posted by HansTWN
The problem is that quite often it is NOT the free market that decides, but pressure groups.
In no way, shape or form are presure groups not part of the market.
Presure groups are made up of people who are part of the market, not aliens from the planet Cheezeburgherkhat or the Elder Gods of Higglebotham. They are people participating.
Whether a pressure group persues one's own preference or something antithetical to it is irrelevent. They are legitimately part of the system.