what Did I say that was ignorant?
I never said there was such thing
because of government intervention , these people have figured out the rules whether it was the Unions in the 1930’s, the Italian mafia in the 1940’s during WW2, Financiers on Wall street in the 1980’s, or multinational corporations today
They all figured out having friends in the government is an asset, so who is the blame for that?
That has nothing to do with free markets, what you are describing is a lack of free markets , lobbyists has been around at least on the federal level since Ulysses S.Grant was President , and before that States Lobbyists exist as early as the 1820’s
How is that exactly free markets?