A Cornucopia of Capitalism


This is why I believe in markets.  The above is a picture of some of the breakfast treats my company has supplied this week.  Bananas, apples, oranges.  All kinds of exotic goodies.  “But Jon, you sly and handsome devil,” you cry, “None of these things are exotic.  They are quite commonplace!”  This is correct, and exactly my point.  With the exception of apples, none of these items are native to New Hampshire.  And yet, they are freely available.  With no one guiding them, people from all over the country (and possibly the word), provided the seeds, land, labor, fertilizer, equipment, transportation, etc to bring those exotic fruits to my plate.  The kings of England and emperors of Rome never had it so good!