Tuesday, August 17, 2010

But Does Either Stock Anything By Adam Smith?

In Westhampton Beach, New York, the land-use battle isn't over a mosque but an independent bookstore that's moved in near an existing one. The complexities of the First Amendment and religion are child's play compared to locals' efforts to get their minds around the moral challenges of the free market. One thinks out loud to a reporter:
“There’s no legal or ethical principle that says you don’t open a second store of some kind because someone else has the first one,” said James Kramon, a longtime summer resident here.
You're definitely onto something there, Jimbo!

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