Further proof that the market will solve problems

Victor Joecks

This skull and crossbones is brought to you by the free marketLuxury yachts offer pirate hunting cruises. Seriously.

Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.

When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.

Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.

This is another example of why I believe the free market, not the government, is the best way to provide products to consumers. Someone saw an opportunity to make a profit and they started a business. Now individuals have a choice to purchase it or not.

If government provides things like health care, individuals have no financial reason to innovate and innovation provides benefits to everyone. With government care, individuals and companies are rewarded based on their political clout, not for meeting consumer demand.

And as President Obama said last week, I want the best care for my family too.