Quit Bitching about “Price Gouging”

Which of the following is morally and economically preferable?

1) The person who owns something gets to decide whether to sell it, and how much to sell it for. Potential buyers get to decide if they want to buy it at that price.

2) If a person who owns something wants to sell it to someone else at a certain price, and that other person is willing to pay that price, a third party has the right to use violence to stop the trade from happening.

3) Someone has the right to decide for everyone else which of their stuff they are going to sell, and for how much.

Either have the balls to admit that you condone #2 and/or #3, or quit bitching about “price gouging.”

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Larken Rose is an anarchist author best known for challenging the IRS to answer questions about the federal tax liability of citizens, and being put in prison with no questions answered. He is the author of The Most Dangerous Superstition.

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