Some people say they wouldnt do certain things for money, but what if it was a ridiculous amount of money? Does everything have a price?
If I offered you 10000 to sleep with a hot guy you wouldn't?
There is no such thing as a free lunch, they say. Everything has a cost.
In certain terms, yes everything has a price... even the free stuff, as there is always the price of time.
As for bribery, no... you can't bribe everyone even with a ridiculous amount of money. I believe one example of this might be Eustace Conway. Conway is the owner of 1,000-acre Turtle Island Preserve in Boone, North Carolina. And rumors has it, many times he has been offered huge amounts of money by people wanting to build houses or malls on it... but he always refuses so he can keep on living his very primitive and simple lifestyle without most of the modern stuff we use today.
OK, how can we be smarter than the other guy? How can we make money in the markets by taking it from him? Well, there is one thing about economics that a lot of people do not understand. In the 13th century, Thomas Aquinas said that every good had to sell at its fair price.
Now this is wrong, dear gold bug. Adam Smith taught that there was no such thing as a fair price. The only "fair" price was the price agreed upon by buyer and seller. However, most people do not understand this. They are back in the 13th century with Thomas Aquinas. So we believers in Adam Smith are smarter than the believers in Thomas Aquinas, and we are going to use these smarts to take their money.