Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 23, 2012

in Trade, Work

… is from page 244 of the  of the 1991 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation edition of Henry George‘s eloquent 1886 volume, Protection or Free Trade:

Protection, as we have seen, operates to reduce the power of a community to obtain wealth – to lessen the result which a given amount of exertion can secure.  It “makes more work,” in the sense in which Pharaoh made more work for the Hebrew brickmakers when he refused them straw; in the sense in which the spilling of grease over her floor makes more work for the housewife, or the rain that wets his hay makes more work for the farmer.

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