Comment: Just because an exchange is voluntary

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Just because an exchange is voluntary

Just because an exchange is voluntary does not automatically make it "good".

When a desperate mother pays a psychic to contact their missing child, that's a voluntary exchange. When a patient suffering from MS flies to a different country and pays for hyped-up "liberation therapy", that's a voluntary exchange. When a person buys echinacea despite decades of evidence that it has no therapeutic value, that's still a voluntary exchange.

Be honest with yourself and the DP: Much of what Mercola pushes on his website has dubious or unverified therapeutic value, if it has any at all. Buying the placebo effect is a voluntary exchange where, it may be argued, both parties do end up with some benefit. But that doesn't mean I have to like it.

However I also don't want it regulated by government.