: Granted, that's a simple example, but I hope the point is clear. The laws of supply and demand are basically what make up capitalism.
The laws of supply and demand are so twisted out of shape
with the plethora of regulations, you are not looking at
market forces any longer and it's a wonder we still get anything
of value at all.
:Plus, the initiative of individuals to advance their standard of living when opportunities exist. The government's place is to regulate and control capitalism. The extreme view that capitalism with NO government intervention works about as well as communism!
Regulation will cease to "work" soon because there are new
doors opening for the free market on the net. The net is
This kind of thing works. Why would you want unwanted third
parties to your transactions?