If you are not reading Jeffery Tucker, then you really should.
From yesterday's article at Laissez Faire Books:
You Will Be Betrayed
My neighborhood is filling up with political yard signs. Vote for this guy! Vote for that guy!
I can’t understand why people are willing to give up precious real
estate on their front lawns, make friends mad at them, and put their own
credibility on the line to back some politico who will certainly betray
them in a matter of weeks. The con men who people cheer in politics
have done little or nothing to deserve this kind of public support.
My neighborhood forbids commercial advertising on the front lawn, but
the code makes an exception for politicians running for office. If
anything, it should be the opposite. Commerce serves me every day. I
feel genuine gratitude for these companies who give me great products
and services, always keep their promises, and never force anything on
Every day we all vote in the consumer marketplace. We buy or decline
to buy. We do this by choice. Our choice makes a difference. How we use
money determines which companies rise and which ones fall. Unless
government jumps in to put companies on life support, consumers
themselves can vote any company into non-existence simply by failing to
buy its products and services. Ludwig von Mises described this as market
democracy. It is the only kind of democracy that really works.
Let me give an example. I love this juice from Bolthouse Farms, a
company in Bakersfield, Calif. They have these drinks made of fruits
that are absolutely delicious. The one I drank today is pomegranate. But
there are many other flavors, like wild berry, strawberry banana,
carrot, and even chocolate. I get a great drink and don’t have to grow
pomegranates, cut them open, pick out the seeds, and walk around with
red-stained hands all day.
If someone would let me post a Bolthouse Farms sign on my front yard, I’d be all about it!
Read the rest here.