This concept that the government is ALWAYS bad and that they ALWAYS are malevolent to free market is just incorrect. As Q said earlier, and you blew off, the Internet is a perfect example of a government enterprise that has been in operation since 1958 building the very infrastructure you use to watch these pixels. Without the Billions of Government dollars they would either not exist or exist in a much different form.
Marc Andersen, who invented Netscape pretty much summed it up with this.
I was an undergrad student, but I was also a staff member at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, which is basically a federally funded research institute. When Al Gore says that he created the Internet, he means that he funded these four national supercomputing centers. Federal funding was critical. I tease my libertarian friends—they all think the Internet is the greatest thing. And I’m like, Yeah, thanks to government funding.
. This man is the consummate Free Market Entrepreneur. He drove the Dot.Com Boom of the 1990s. Yet he knows that it was government funding that made his free market ideas grow to fruition.
Now move to a more concrete example. From the Information Superhighway to the Eisenhower Interstate System. Government funded. Yet the amount of free market commerce that it has allowed to flourish is beyond counting.
It sounds good to say "stop government funding and let the people decide". Well, the people decided to let Congress determine how to spend their money. Ofttimes they do a shitty job. But when you want to go from NOLA to Seattle, it is amazing just how much federal spending you utilize each step of the way. Horseback and pack mule would be a real bitch.
You have roads to get you to the airport. Street lights to control traffic, Law Enforcement to insure traffic flow, an airport board that built an infrastructure for your car to drive on and park. An education system that ensures that you will be able to conduct most of your business in your native tongue. Government contracts for military planes helped McDonald Douglas and Boeing through hard times which insure you have a nice airplane. ATC is up and running to insure the odds that you hit another plane are slim and the system repeats when you land. Federal funding touched ALL that and a whole bunch more.
How much of that chain do you want to "get government out of the way"? It might get expensive. Hope you like EZ Pass.