Here’s George Selgin again on the great Richard Timberlake’s book Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions.
We know how to increase farm jobs—just outlaw tractors. And we know how to increase manufacturing jobs—just require everyone to work with one hand tied behind his back.
Our evolved psychological programs may more readily succumb to romantic socialism, but as Cosmides, Tooby, and Haidt remind us, there are other brain apps that can turn humanity toward liberty and prosperity. Let’s figure out how to activate them more frequently and to use them better.