Misunderstanding the free market

Ice skating requires two things: smooth ice and gravity. Without a reliable foundation, you can’t move forward. And without the constraints and boundaries put on us by gravity, you can’t move at all. … [The free market needs] clean air and water, a civil society, an educated workforce, a confident and trusting market and more. The very taxes that some whine about are the gravity that makes the system work. – Seth Godin

This reframing of the free market really resonated with me. Seth Godin is spot on as he so often is.