A Protectionist is Someone Who…

by Don Boudreaux on March 13, 2018

in A Protectionist is..., Myths and Fallacies, Trade

… believes not only that foreigners trade with us exclusively for the purpose of giving us gifts, but believes also that this fact (if, contrary to fact, it were a fact) is somehow bad for us.  I repeat: the protectionist is someone who believes that his fellow citizens are too materially prosperous.


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