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Halloween and its Candy Economy


Halloween and its Candy Economy – Jeffrey A. Tucker – Mises Institute.

 A gem from the economists at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.  Taking a fresh look at the economics of Halloween makes for a very good view of the free market at work.

Halloween, and the quest for candy, illustrates how the free market works.  Children must labor with costumes and then make the effort to patrol neighborhoods for candy.  The longer the trek, the more candy can be acquired.  Then there is the bartering after the long walk.
 
I loved this piece, one of my favorites of the year from the von Mises Institute.

FIL “FILVIS” RECHNITZER

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