P. J. O.Rourke writes,

The free market is just a measurement, a device to tell us what people are willing to pay for any given thing at any given moment. The free market is a bathroom scale. You may hate what you see when you step on the scale. “Jeeze, 230 pounds!” But you can’t pass a law making yourself weigh 185. Liberals think you can. And voters–all the voters, right up to the tippy-top corner office of Goldman Sachs–think so too.

Read the whole thing. For those who value liberty, the challenge is to find a way to escape the current government without disconnecting oneself from the community and the economy. I don’t see a solution at hand (or even at sea). But maybe more people will become focused on the problem.