Upside to Suicide

by Don Boudreaux on February 7, 2009

in Seen and Unseen, Standard of Living, Trade

New York Times columnist Floyd Norris argues that there is "an upside to resisting globalization."  It is this: economies unintegrated into the global economy aren't very much subject to global-economy downturns.

To be sure, Mr. Norris is correct.  But the Times should be consistent and have, say, one of its medical reporters write about the upside to suicide.  Suicide's practitioners, after all, inoculate themselves against all future illnesses.


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