Let’s all go to the Laissez Faire!

Not that Equestria is some sort of free-market utopia or anything, but this line jumped out of yesterday’s episode of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Take it away, Princess Twilight Sparkle:

[A]ll I’m supposed to do is settle disagreements over whether a trade is fair or not. And since the rule is that a trade is fair as long as both ponies get what they want, there’s never been a disagreement. So there’s really no reason for anypony to treat me as anything special.

“By virtue of exchange, one man’s prosperity is beneficial to all others.” — Frédéric Bastiat, The Law, 1850.


  1. McGehee »

    21 April 2014 · 9:19 am

    I may vote Pony Party in 2016.

  2. fillyjonk »

    21 April 2014 · 3:03 pm

    There also may be a subtle “people need to grow up and take responsibility for stuff themselves, instead of running to $Authority every time they’re unhappy” message there.

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