: : : That candy-bar is NOT worth $100 when some isolated crank buys it at that price.
: : It is to him - and that is what you wish to ignore.
: Now all the capitalists (with all their managers) need to do is count all the isolated cranks willing to spend $100 for a candy-bar and all the OTHER people willing to spend only $1 and compare that info to the constant + variable and then...
Don: If there are a sufficient number of "cranks" willing to spend $100 for a candy bar, candy bars *would* sell for $100. Because it is the consumer who determines value.