Henley on commerce and double standards

Jim Henley writes on economic freedom...

Guy walks into a bar. Or a store, or a movie theater, car dealership, hair salon, rental office, gym. Guy gives the guy behind the counter money and gets his chosen good or service in return.

Another quiet miracle of civilization. Whatever the one guy bought, he clearly valued it more than the money he gave up for it. Whatever the other guy sold, he wanted the money more than he wanted to keep the item. The exchange is made and both are incrementally better off than they were before. The item simultaneously purchased and sold may be diapers or diamonds, flowers or a fare, a gift, an indulgence, a necessity. The money exchanged for it will in turn become diapers, debentures, meals or messages, any of the untold things and experiences that sustain or enrich our experience, that make life possible or worth living.

Voluntary exchange. Commerce, the market. Properly understood, it is as much a human right as speaking freely, assembling peaceably, worshipping as you choose or keeping your own counsel in the face of accusation. The right to seek those who will give you what you want in exchange for what they want.

...and tells of state fraud in the rest of his Offering.

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