The challenge of creating the smallest possible law to protect the freedom of trade from potential erosion by politicians is to ensure that it’s both concise and comprehensive. Here’s a minimalistic attempt:

Ultimate Trade Law:

“Trade freely, without harm or deceit; any interference faces correction.”


  • Trade freely: Ensures the freedom of trade.
  • Without harm or deceit: Ensures ethical trading without causing harm or using dishonest methods.
  • Any interference faces correction: Any attempt to interfere or manipulate the free trade process will be rectified.

This law emphasizes the freedom of trade while ensuring ethical practices and deters any potential interference. It’s designed to be self-emergent, meaning its principles should naturally arise and adapt over time to protect the essence of free trade.