ArturoBandini wrote:I have $20 and you have a bottle of water. I would rather have the water and you would rather have the $20. We swap. Both of us are satisfied with the transaction and are better off than before.
Your every argument is so goddamned theoretical it makes me want to hurl.
Here's how this exchange really works in the world everyone but Arturo inhabits: I'm thirsty and see Arturo has a bottle of water. I ask to buy it. He quotes me $20 which I reluctantly pay because I have it and I'm goddamn thirsty. After drinking it, and when he least expects it, I pound the living shit out of him and take my $20 back and leave him in a world of hurt to contemplate his dickheaded decision and to experience firsthand the emergency medical treatment he's now in a better position to appreciate.