The Great Fiction of Our Time

The great fiction of our time is that the actions of the merchant consist of a prospective science.  The fact of the matter is that the core of business is educated guessing in a constantly changing environment.   Every price is an exercise in close-ology.  No single price, product or release date is "optimum" but together they make up the harmony of human existence - billions of people working together to get by the best they can.  This chaotic system cannot and should not be controlled, constrained or otherwise molested.  When the well intentioned bureaucrat tries to outguess a nation of guessers we end up in a infinite regress or uncertainty and with a long history of destruction.
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