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Quotation of the Day…

Posted By Don Boudreaux On December 23, 2012 @ 8:31 am In Trade,Work | Comments Disabled

… is from page 244 of the  of the 1991 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation edition [1] of Henry George [2]‘s eloquent 1886 volume, Protection or Free Trade [3]:

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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[1] 1991 Robert Schalkenbach Foundation edition: http://www.amazon.com/Protection-Free-Trade-Examination-Interests/dp/0911312846/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1342007457&sr=1-2&keywords=protection+and+free+trade+george+robert

[2] Henry George: http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/bios/George.html

[3] Protection or Free Trade: http://www.econlib.org/library/YPDBooks/George/grgPFT.html

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