Friday, 31 August 2007

Black Market Chicken Salad

by Charles Pooter

Talking of Jamie Oliver and his love of "pukka" locally produced food, Brad Spangler links to the Mises Blog with a modern-day parable about how capitalism uses the state to frustrate such ventures.

1 comment:

Adam Smith said...

People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is im-possible indeed to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could be executed, or would be consistent with liberty and jus-tice. But though the law cannot hinder people of the same trade from sometimes assembling together, it ought to do nothing to facilitate such assemblies; much less to render them necessary.