A good quote never hurts. The title of Robert Tracinski’s recent article is:
The Free Market: It’s Like Uber, but for Everything
This cuts right to the heart of teaching economics to college students (and others). People get Uber. They don’t always get free markets. But they should.
P.S. I spent the better part of a couple of days with a new academic friend from another field. His story is private, so I won’t name drop. Anyway, I found him to be less anti-market than most academics, but still probably to the left of most of the public. And he mentioned that Uber has been a game changer for an adult he’s close to who is legally blind. This economist wasn’t surprised in the least.