Beautiful women are the recipients of a huge transfer of wealth from men when the dating market is unregulated. Women gain immensely just by being attractive. This author has termed it the “male tax.” Men indulge in expensive luxuries for the sake of impressing women. Being minimalists, men are usually happy with mere practicalities. Luxuries are about communicating status. Status is about making oneself more desirable to women. For a beautiful woman to choose you, among all the millions she could have, is a high all normal men seek. It is almost physically irresistible. There’s a reason there are no gorgeous women in dire poverty.
The drug violence in the border between the US and Mexico continues to claim lives. Thousands yearly are murdered in turf wars among the numerous gangs competing for the lucrative US market. One of the main problems has been the NAFTA “free trade” agreement that has made it easier for drug smugglers to bring their product to American cities. Without substantial economic reform and the rejection of the WTO, the drug situation will continue to spiral out of control.
Efficiency is a myth and a fable. The point of capitalism is to render labor totally isolated one from other, with no social ties to avoid organization. It is to work employees past endurance so as to squeeze more productivity per worker. Capitalism is an oligarchy where the short term control over markets and resources is the sine qua non of success. Markets are created, not followed.