If a store offers lousy service or a lousy product, you can “fire” them and take your business elsewhere. For example, I bought my new PC from HP instead of Dell, because Dell has a reputation for lousy quality. If enough people “fire” Dell, their profit and size shrinks.
That’s exactly how free markets work. You vote with your money. This decides which businesses succeed and which fail.
Free markets also aren’t winner-take-all. I prefer Android to the iPhone. Both will exist as long as they have enough customers. With State services, everyone is forced to “buy” whatever is the most popular. If I say that Android is better than the iPhone, that won’t impact other people’s ability to use iPhones.
When I say that I prefer sound money, the pro-State trolls get very hostile; if I’m able to use real money, they won’t be able to force paper on others and steal via inflation. I can’t get sound money without destroying State paper money, so there’s a lot of hostility surrounding that subject. There is no “free market” in money and banking. It’s 100% controlled by the State and Federal Reserve.
Romney was referring to lack of customer choice when purchasing healthcare.
That statement by Romney was ironic. He worked as a hedge fund manager doing leveraged buyouts. He would buy a corporation, fire the workers, and sell the pieces. Romney likes to brag “I know about starting a business!” Romney was a hedge fund manager and bankster. That has nothing to do with creating real jobs. All a hedge fund does is exploit defects in the financial system.
This statement by Romney is pretty ironic. The ultimate abusive monopoly is government.
Do people have the right to fire their government? A pro-State troll says “Elections give you a chance to fire politicians.” You can replace one figurehead puppet with another figurehead puppet. The same insiders would still wield all of the State power. You can’t fire the entire government, because the police will kidnap/murder you if you refuse to pay taxes/tribute.
That was an amusing statement by Romney. There was a hostile reaction, because it vaguely hints at a forbidden truth. If a government stops working properly, you should fire it. Instead of trying to pick a less abusive figurehead leader, you should stop supporting the State completely.