The Dutch Roots of Capitalism

When the Dutch celebrate their King’s birthday on 27 April, a national holiday, a lot of them become merchants for one day. At so-called vrijmarkten (literally: “free markets”) children and grown-ups sell toys, books, games, cookies, and other “merchandise,” or play music for money in parks, streets, and squares, haggling over prices and often using the proceeds to become buyers themselves at the same market.

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