Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on February 13, 2014

in Inequality, Standard of Living

… is from page 54 of Deirdre McCloskey’s powerful and profound 2010 volume, Bourgeois Dignity (link added; emphasis original):

When the Soviet authorities during the 1940s exhibited the 1940 movie The Grapes of Wrath as evidence of how miserable the poor were in capitalist America, it backfired.  What amazed the Soviet audiences was that the Joad family fled starvation by car.


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