The difference between Price Discovery and Price Manufacturing is: Price discovery is the net result of satisfying the plurality buyers and sellers (participants in the market) by clearing trades at a price that is determined to be mutually acceptable. Price Manufacturing is the result of picking a price first that a few traders in the market determine to be in their narrow best interest and then flooding the system with fake orders until that price is achieved – at the expense of the plurality participants in the market. Price Manufacturing is the same as price fixing. But instead of a central planning committee fixing prices, computer algorithms are programmed to fix prices. Instead of millions of workers laboring at slave wages to crank out value-subtracted goods millions of lines of code automatically crank out value-subtracted transactions on the floor of various exchanges. The result is the same. Wealth is transferred to the oligarchs.