A Protectionist is Someone Who…

by Don Boudreaux on February 23, 2018

in A Protectionist is..., Trade

… believes that if a man refuses to perform an unpleasant, arduous, and pointless task – say, using a small hand-held shovel to move a mountain of manure from point A to point B and then back again to point A – unless he is paid a great deal of money to do so, then the society of which that man is a member is enriched if other members of that society are forced to pay this man a sum of money sufficient to entice him to perform that task.


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