Jacob Voss
Yesterday, I had the good fortune to join some fellow Show-Me Institute employees in getting my shoes shined. We braved the harsh Clayton, Mo., winter and walked two blocks to Andre's Shoe Shine Parlor, located at 7818 Forsyth Blvd. in Clayton.

While there, the five of us were able to experience the joys of capitalism firsthand, as we exchanged a small amount of currency for a service that was not only enjoyable, but also improved the value of an asset — in this case, our shoes. Now, while I still feel that buying comic books is the greatest example of free-market capitalism, I still had a great time at Andre's.

So, enjoy this short movie I edited together on our office Mac. It shows, in its purest form, what capitalism truly means.

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