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Free Markets: A Truth Within Science?

A perfect example of spontaneous order and division of labor can be found in the vast wonder of the universe.

I began independently studying quantum physics and mechanics when I was in college and I noticed a very remarkable example of freedom. What looked like a mess of clusters of stars and planets is actually the answer to a question we have been asking ourselves since the dawn of civilization. What is the role of a government in economics?

Through the study of the quantum sciences, I saw a beautiful universe made up of uncountable numbers of particles and waves, each of them working together as a symphony in harmony with one another forming matter. Together they form the great natural structures found throughout the world, they make up everything we require to for survival, they are the core makeup of our majestic being. They are the makeup of the great minds that built the leaning tower of Pisa, where Galileo performed his famous experiment to demonstrate that the time of descent was independent of an object's mass, these minds erected the empire state building and other magnificent structures around the globe. It is the core of those who are thinking and solving their ways through the problems that face humanity in our generation. It was the great Danish physicist Niels Bohr who said, “A physicist is just an atom's way of looking at itself.”

Nature has no master but the laws of physics, there are no obstructions or restrictions stopping progress, the universe continues to expand. Just as the small waves and particles have their natural state, human nature cannot be stifled and swept under the rug, It is the nature of man to progress and expand, to create and to destroy. We have harnessed the power of atoms, once free to move without obstacles, just as governments around the world have sized markets in order to obtain control. What is the outcome when we harness the power of atoms and throw them off course, launching them into one another, splitting them rapidly and aggressively? The answer is the atom bomb. Just like the natural world, when the markets are twisted and rerouted, obstructed in any way, the inevitable outcome is disaster.

And so here is the case for completely free markets, much like physics, economics is a science. Newton's third law of motion, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction”, rings true in economics as much as it does in physics. When you try to control through the use of force, you are attempting to change human nature which while progressing cannot be forcibly changed. In just one atom we can clearly see spontaneous order and a natural division of labor, governed by the laws of physics Everything we see, touch and hear is a result of particles and waves on the molecular level, working together unobstructed, like a machine in perfect harmony to create, progress, evolve and sometimes even destroy.

It is mathematics and physics where humanity comes together, setting aside political and religious borders, working together to better understand the universe and the laws that govern it. It is through the understanding of science where we can understand economics and through this understanding comes the truth that we are all created equal, endowed with the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.