Economic Activity Ultimately is for Consumers

by Don Boudreaux on February 6, 2009

in Trade

A headline at the Wall Street Journal's home page yesterday read

The WTO called a meeting to
discuss a fast-rising wave of barriers to commerce, as governments
scramble to safeguard key industries, often at their neighbors' expense

This is akin to saying that the chief victims of government restrictions on freedom of the press are suppliers of newsprint and ink.


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