A little background first… Kiwis are -delicious- fruits from New Zealand that are sold in the U.S. for  33 cents a piece. You read that right. 33 cents and they are grown, harvested and shipped all the way from New Zealand to the United States! How come an apple from Washington is more expensive?

How is it possible to grow, harvest a ship a piece of fruit from the other side of the world, sell it for less that a postage, and still make a profit?!!

Stephen J. Dubner from the New York Times asked this question… The simplest answer would be: because free markets work!

But please read his full article HERE (link will open in a new window)… The unexpected response he got from Will Masters, and agronomical economist from Purdue University will make you think about how the economy and large works and how free markets really work.