The gang decides to try and start selling their own gasoline because they are tired of the high prices the local gas station is charging. The three come into the gas station to let the owner know that he’s about to see the pain of a free market because they intend to take customers away from him. Free markets allow for easy entry and exit of competitors, which should drive down prices and profits.
Moscow on the Hudson — Coffee Aisle
Robin Williams stars as a defected Soviet living in the United States in Moscow on the Hudson. His shift from communist markets to American-style markets is a bit overwhelming as he visits a grocery store to find the coffee aisle. After realizing that there’s no line to buy coffee and that there are a dozen varieties of coffee, he passes out in the middle of the store.
Parks and Rec — Ron Swanson on Capitalism
Here’s a great clip from Parks and Rec about the free market and how capitalism is a beautiful thing.
Parks and Rec — Ron Swanson on Government Intervention
Ron demonstrates how government taxes interrupt the actions of free markets.