The 'Free' Market, Information Economics & Bargaining Positions / by Simmon Li

This is a half-baked idea, but it seems to me that so-called free market theories tend to consolidate bargaining powers in certain parties. So when one considers freedom from the point of view of ability to bargain a contract or transaction, does the 'free' market really lead to more freedom? This effect is compounded when one considers the economics of information and how access to information informs bargaining positions and negotiations of contracts and transactions. From this lens, it seems that the so called 'free' market position is, in fact, a monopolist position and is not free at all.