Not responding to anyone in particular.
A vital part to any free society is an economy where individuals choose how their capital is spent for their needs. Capital must also be generated through self-chosen means. That is you get to choose what job you want and how your income is spent.
In order to preserve the freedom aspect of the economy, people get to choose what they buy. People don't always pay for use value. Use value is the practical use of an object. A shovel has more use value than a bobble-head. Depending on your needs, a shovel may even have more use value than a Wacom. Again, here we find ourselves faced with the ability to choose. We can choose what is useful.
And I would like to point out the practicality of this system. Letting people decide for themselves what they need is the easiest way to make sure their needs are fulfilled. Trying to accomplish the same thing through legislation alone would be a nightmare. I would assume that many more people would be left in the dark under a system where individuals aren't in control of their wallets.
Last edited by s.ketch; November 12th, 2011 at 03:58 PM.
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