Is free good?

Written by
Peter Dunn

Cal Ewing, the patron saint of high school economics, once told our class that there is no such thing as a free lunch. I have spent the last 15 years trying to disprove that theory, and I have miserably failed. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that free is bad. I think that the old phrase "you get what you pay for" is probably the most accurate when describing frugality.

I often find that people are overly consumed with getting a good deal on something. I think that is where the word value enters into the equation. You should always look for value, not just a freebie. Free isn't good. For example this blog is free...

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