When I was about 13 a neighborhood trouble maker of about 17 tried to enter our home when our parents were away. As I attempted to fight him off at the door he quickly got the best of me and rushed into our house. However, suddenly my 11 year old brother appeared and chambered a round into my Father’s Marlin 35 deer rifle. Needless to say the intruder exited the house in a very rapid fashion. My Brother and I were pretty good kids that never got in much trouble, but we were taught to defend ourselves and our family.
A major source of objection to a free economy is precisely that it ... gives people what they want instead of what a particular group thinks they ought to want. Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman