We trade and barter goods and services every day. Each of us takes something to the market in expectation of trading it for something we want or need. The free market provides for innovation and opportunity unlike any other system in the world.
I think we get confused from time to time and believe that the results are the reason. This is far from the truth. Our free market system is NOT what America was built on! Yes, the free market is how we operate; but, America was built on honesty, integrity, character and hard work. If you trade any of those, the entire system will fail.
It’s never a good idea to trade eternity for today.
And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?Genesis 25:32 KJV