If the market's so great, what’s wrong with the market?
Let's put this question another way: If free markets regulate everything so wonderfully, why are the market fundamentalists who inhabit Alberta's oilpatch gushing with praise for the Alberta government's new "incentives" to oil and gas drilling companies? After all, their principal effect seems to be to distort the market!
Remember, these are the guys who are generously donating to the far-right Wildrose Alliance Party on account of their generally held view that Premier Ed Stelmach's Conservative government isn't nearly fundamentalist enough when it comes to the almighty market. Indeed, to hear some of them talk, you'd almost think Stelmach was turning into a socialist.