A Protectionist is Someone Who…

by Don Boudreaux on March 13, 2018

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

… believes that his fellow citizens are too wealthy.  The protectionist is convinced that among the most pressing problems confronting his fellow citizens is their too-easy access to too many goods and services.  The protectionist aims to end this curse of excess prosperity for all by, of course, unleashing the government to artificially reduce the flow of goods and services made available to the citizens of the excessively wealthy nation.


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