Free markets include taxation and regulation

On the political right, the free market is the holy grail of prosperity. And rightly so. Market-based economies have lifted more people out of poverty than any other economic system devised by man. After all, that is the purpose of any moral economic order: human happiness. Sometimes the political right forgets that end game. Sometimes the political right sees the means as an end and forgets that, like all other human systems, the market economy has its own ecology comprised of many components that ensure its success. Honest observers understand…