Ok thats it! We need to ban public telephones, pre-paid calling cards, search engines and Hotmail! I have also heard that the terrorist eat food! If we ban all production of food we will starve those bastards to death! Who is with me!
The corporations and unions wouldn't be half as powerful if there weren't a lot of politicians around, who could give them hand-outs. Less politicians, more oversight, less corruption. Every libertarian I know of favors less politicians and bureaucrats. Also I would love to know which the attepts to create a fully free market economy are. In my experience it seems like most every major economic downturn, starts in industries with clear government ties. Banking, military, oil. Banks' license to in essence print money, might be 'pro business', but it isn't 'pro freedom'. It might be good for capitalists, but not good for capitalism. Unfortunately, a lot of people who can not differentiate between the two, have been put in charge of all our future.
It doesn't hurt the one who get such a contract. It hurts the ones who do not. They would probably have gotten a contract on a free market. But since you wanted to pay less than the actual cost of the apartment, others will have to pay more.