Two arguments

I liked this quote:

One arguments holds that the market is essential to individual freedom or to respecting people’s self-ownership. Forced redistribution of resources away from the outcome resulting from individual exchange violates people’s freedom to do what they like with what is theirs. Another, quite distinct, argument claims that the market gives people what they deserve. Talented, hardworking people deserve more than untalented feckless ones, and the market makes sure they get it. These justifications may coincide, in particular cases, but defenders of the market shouldn’t slide from one to the other without being aware that they may not.

Political Philosophy, Adam Swift, page 39.

I tend to agree.