“Free people create free markets. Free markets do not necessarily create free people.”
– Gupta’s Libertarian Observation
How hard is this, people? How hard? NOT THAT BLOODY HARD.
Somebody who sells themselves into slavery can be acting within a free market context, but is no longer free. Has the market created freedom? No! It has commoditized it, packaged it and sold it. The “libertarian” world of the organized crime syndicates is all about this game – “human trafficking” is usually about slavery in one form or another.
Freedom is a product if you let it be. Do not make this mistake: freedom first. If you have freedom then free markets will emerge.
But it does not work the other way round.