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Foolishness on Film (Or, Wiping the Sheen Off of Silliness)
Posted By Don Boudreaux On April 22, 2009 @ 9:25 am In History,Movies,Myths and Fallacies,Standard of Living | Comments Disabled
In this movie, the causes of poverty are oppression and
oppression alone. There is no recognition that poverty is the natural
or default state of mankind and that a special set of conditions must
come together for wealth to be produced. There is no discussion of what
this formula for wealth might be. There is no recognition that the
wealth of the West lies upon any foundations other than those of theft,
exploitation and the oppression of literal or virtual colonies.
Or as I recall Peter Bauer's way of putting the matter: "poverty has no causes; wealth has causes."
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