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Paintball: A Study of Free Market Capitalism

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Free market capitalism is a pretty basic concept. It is defined by Wikipedia as “… a market in which there is no economic intervention and regulation by the state, except to uphold private contracts and the ownership of property”. The basic idea is ….you don’t make deals knowing they are bad deals. The “self-interest” of the two parties involved in an exchange of money will protect them.
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Paintball and the Economy
Re-published via greyops.netConnor wrote on my facebook page the other day and asked if I would like to write about “paintball economics”.  Being one of my facebook friends, Connor is subjected daily to my tirades on what is wrong with the economy, who caused it, and how to fix it. The more I thought about it, the more I thought, why not? 
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Paintball: Sherman vs Marx

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There was one last economic force yet to play out in paintball. Market consolidation. When Brass Eagle went public a lot of what I called “hot money” sat up and noticed. I have since learned that the term “hot money”  was already taken, but I still use it because I don’t care to get into the distinctions between private equity, venture capital, growth capital, and a bazillion other names for companies with more money than they know what to do with.

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