This picture, as far as I know, is of a village in Norway. Amazing, isn't? You'd like to live there, wouldn't you? I'd be there like a shot.
I have for decades wondered how exactly you define the free market (bear with me about how it relates to that wonderful picture).
The free market is generally defined as minimal government interference (I dismiss open borders anarchist libertarians as complete and utter fools with zero experience dealing with low-IQ, impulsive, criminally-minded Third World trash, the kind who fill our prisons. These naive supporters are the the kind of anti-American leftists who have elevated their ideologies to the status of religion, to replace the God they no longer believe in. They also belong to the deluded "I Fucking Love Science" crowd, the kind of nuts who think their misunderstandings of "evolution" explains everything).
The United States was founded on the belief in the government protecting "life, liberty and property." That belief pretty much came from John Locke, although most of it came from Christianity, on which the West was founded (look up Jonathan Mayhew sometime, who was referred to in his time as a "transcendent genius" and who came up with the concept of "no taxation without representation"), and who wrote that no one had to obey a government that disobeyed Natural Law.
Let's take suburbs. Are they free market? No. The government, a long time ago, set up the laws to encourage middle-class suburbs. That's not "free market," but so what? The government was supporting the people.
Most people rather enjoy living in quiet, peaceful suburbs, ones with good public schools (and public schools, obviously, are not free market).
I have met "homeless" people who preferred to be hoboes (look up what that really means) and who've told me they lived their lives as they did because they were free of everything (although, to be accurate, there is a fine line between eccentricity and mental illness).
But not everyone wants to live in suburbs and some people despise them. They'd rather live in that village in the picture.
The government at one time encouraged the middle class, which is the backbone of the United States. The "poor" are quite often parasite trash who think they are supposed to be supported by everyone, and the uberweathy "one percent" are also parasites, whose wealth comes from laws which take from everyone to give to them.
The only "class" that matters are the middle class.
Why do we not have villages like this in the U.S.? (Forget the fjords, because they're not the point. The hills do matter, though.) The government has never encouraged such beautiful little villages.
Something that has stuck me for decades is what you could call "Nordic Socialism" (it wouldn't work in the U.S., not with all those low-IQ, criminal Africans, Muslims, Mexican and other South Americans).
This "socialism" only works in high-IQ, high-trust societies which are small, homogeneous and populated by high-IQ whites. Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland.
Iceland has a little over 300,000 people and is populated by people like me. I've lived in cities with more people than live in Iceland! And yet it is an advanced society.
Why is Haiti not like Iceland? All of Africa? The entire Arab Muslim world? We know the reason, although some try to deny it (think of Jared Diamond's deluded Guns, Germs and Steel).
The picture is of a village in a high-IQ, high-trust community, and all of us know perfectly well everyone there is a high-IQ white. Africans, Muslims and Mexicans could not build such a village and couldn't maintain it, either.
The more Third Worlders we let into U.S. the less free market we're going to have, the more government oppression (what the late Sam Francis called "anarcho-tyranny") and the more communities such as the one above will cease to exist, replaced by East St. Louis and Detroit (while whites retreat to mountains, to look down on the criminal masses below).
Whites always take to the hills, while the genetically inferior mob the valleys (think Elyisum, in which whites move to space stations and leave the Earth to the Third Worlders).
I hope to God that village does not take in Third Worlders. It would cease to exist.
It's clear the "free market" of people moving where they want does not work. It's been a castrophe of rape, murder, muggings and other crimes.
For the matter the "free market" of trade (which is actually managed trade) does not work, either. "Capitalists" traded with the Nazis during World War II, they traded with the Communist Soviet Union, and they traded with Communist China, sending our wealth and knowledge to them, arming them against us. "Capitalists" put profit above all else, just like the Ferengi.
I don't believe in autarky (which is a country being self-sufficient) because we can't grow our own bananas except in greenhouses (this is known as "absolute advantage"). But it a good thing to be self-sufficient in energy. We should be self-sufficient in all that we can. That's just common sense, which is something many "economists" do not have.
Heaven on Earth, turned to Hell...though the mass immigration of those who do not believe in political and economic liberty. Of those who do not believe in America.