A Protectionist is Someone Who…

by Don Boudreaux on February 27, 2018

in A Protectionist is..., Crony Capitalism, Trade

… believes that when a foreign government unethically inflicts injuries upon the consumers and taxpayers of its country, the proper response is for “our” government to respond in kind – namely, by inflicting the same injuries upon the consumers and taxpayers of “our” country.  Put differently, a protectionist is someone for whom two wrongs do indeed make a right.  Or differently still: a protectionist is someone who believes that A’s robbery of B justifies C’s robbery of D.

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