Many argue that mental and psychological costs of evaluating each payment necessarily make microtransaction economies impractical; I disagree. Seems more like a UX/culture challenge. eg. drivers don't spend much time thinking about how much gas they consume second by second.
Example from @Noahpinion in pic (source:… )

Problem: you *are* charged for the chemical changes caused by every breath you take. It's called calories, and the food expenditure to replenish them.
There are legitimately good arguments for not privatizing everything, but IMO this particular one is not the right thing to be emphasizing.
One particular one (of many) being that, in contrast to "privately owned and marginally priced" in the linked piece being conflated, in reality private ownership often *precludes* optimal marginal pricing due to fixed cost issues.
And yes, often free is less suboptimal than the minimum fully-fixed-cost-covering price.
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