Socialists like to tell us that central planning will provide. But as Mises pointed out, there is no central planning system sophisticated enough to calculate in real time the ever-changing tastes and desires of the entire population. Only capitalism — an organic system that responds instantly to human desire as communicated through prices — provides the great variety of what people actually want. And once an entrepreneur builds a business around that, he or she has an independence as well, that allows personal freedom — to be just as flamboyant as they please. A wonderful case in point is Zack MacLeod Pinsent, featured in this BBC clip, who dresses as a regency gentleman, every single day of his life, and has built a business around it.