Do you think most people oppose complete freedom because of fear? They fear that free markets will not operate fairly and safely?
They do not understand how free markets will work...the day to day details, the nuts and bolts, and so they have fear?
Absolutely. It's a tough subject to convert people on, and that's why the best way to change minds is through example.
Fear, possibly, but I think it's also because they believe in altruism/collectivism in the Randian sense and see free marketers as mean and heartless.
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to Marxism.
Wise words from Master Yoda.
I think people labor under what I call "the illusion of certainty". The state promotes this illusion, whereas the free market doesn't.
The keyboard is mightier than the gun.
Non parit potestas ipsius auctoritatem.