You keep assuming that, but theory as well as evidence says it's not true. The deeds of the government, not the "will", are what is necessary for industrial market exchange. The "will" of the government, if such a strange entity were held to exist, would be irrelevant. All of the market exchanges in this "world market" take place within the infrastructure provided by one or more governments. Yes. No, try to keep up - my point was that uncurbed freedom of contract results in abuse of the poor by the rich, if the rich control too much of the community's wealth. I said nothing about what one should do about the wealth distribution, only about the need to curb freedom of contract if one wishes to avoid widespread misery and poverty and abuse. It was the central means by which the white people abused the black people in the US for 150 years after the Civil War. Spoken like a true Marxist. So you think that there is a class of people involved? More Marxist insight. I said nothing about any class - I would curb the freedom of contract of all major controllers of community resources and employers of human beings, regardless of their membership in any "class". Everyone would be equally subject to these curbs, whenever they owned a coal mine or some such economy-dominating pile of resources. The ordinary towns in Western civilizations have poor people living in them. They do not therefore become shitholes. And there is no law of the universe that says coal miners are poor, anyway. They produce a lot of wealth, doing a job lots of people do not want or cannot do - how is it that they are poor, in these company towns?