The Dark net is evidence of the entrepreneurial spirit alive and well within this world. As the article stated, they've made anywhere from hundreds to millions of dollars within a single month. The money was made from percentages from the sales and payments to be part of the site. The start up cost, outside of time, seems to be minimal if the person's site didn't require purchase of a domain name, an understanding of federal and state regulations, proper licensing and tax identification. since start up costs, monthly overhead and operating costs are low - the person is able to keep cost low and allows for the increase of sales.
I think it is unfortunate that the capitalist government is unable to see that there is tax money to be made in all open and free markets - even if that market is destructive to a person's self. Isn't that our choice to be made?
There will always be addiction, but is that a governmental concern or is it a community concern?
I found it quite entertaining the creator picked up on eBay's Method of ensuring buyers have the best information to make an informed decision as to who is the most "reputable" sellers. The question is though, how can you trust any interaction with a person who steals identities?