When clients’ needs change, the free market delivers

The free market is all about addressing needs of people and when a global pandemic strikes, those needs can change drastically. Like so many other businesses, United By Blue was shut down by the COVID-19 lockdowns for months. The Philadelphia-based apparel store is marked by its organic, eco-friendly clothes, but due to the lockdowns they were unable to do business as usual. That’s when they brainstormed a way to help out the needs of their community around them and keep their lights on.

Free Markets Destroy food waste

Every year countries around the globe see millions of tons of food lost, wasting water along with it. This not only a loss for food that could be purposed for human consumption, but also contributes to environmental waste. Fortunately, entrepreneurs have seen this problem and thought of creative ways to tackle the issue. UW Graduate Austin Hirsh is one of many bright minds looking to create solutions through his new startup. 

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Free Markets Destroy inefficient public transit

Imagine public transit that picks you up near your home or work and takes you to your destination quickly and without unnecessary stops or transfers, guaranteeing you arrive at your destination by the time you pick. And, not only is it more responsive to rider demand, it costs taxpayers less, and reduces environmental impact.

Free Markets Destroy slow home deliveries

Your Prime and Wal-Mart deliveries may be airdropped in 2021. “We’ll never stop looking into and learning about what the next best technology is and how we can use it to better serve our customers now and into the future,” said Tom Ward, Walmart’s senior vice president of customer product, in a statement.

Free Markets Destroy tech privilege

When the first iPhone released in 2007, it caused waves among consumers. It was the major pioneer of modern smartphone design and changed the landscape of both business productivity and mobile recreation. On launch, it cost $499 for the lowest end model with only 4GBs of storage space.