Commerce deserves a place next to literature, poetry, painting, music, and other conventional forms of art as an arena for human expression and a potential source of beauty. To expand the limits of human possibilities, entrepreneurs attempt to create value by rearranging scarce resources, and the methods they employ in these endeavors exhibit such dimensions of beauty as proportion, symmetry, and harmony.

Evan Osborne is a professor of economics at Wright State University.
Defense and Foreign PolicyEconomyFree Market EconomicsInternational Economics and DevelopmentTrade
Other Independent Review articles by Evan Osborne
Spring 2012 China’s First Liberal
Fall 2001 Financial Crashes in the Globalization Era