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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 226 of David Boaz’s 2015 volume, The Libertarian Mind (original emphasis):

Since 1776, when Adam Smith demonstrated the benefits of free trade, there has been little intellectual debate on the subject. More than most economic topics, the debate over trade has been spurred by special interests seeking advantages from government that they could not gain in the marketplace.

DBx: Protectionists Scarcityists take advantage of the public’s lack of economic understanding – and of the confusions caused by the careless use of plural pronouns – to persuade the general public that when the general-public’s pockets are picked, with the help of the state, by a select few of their fellow citizens, this pocket-picking makes the general public wealthier.


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