Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on December 22, 2018

in History, Trade

… is from page 70 of William Bernstein’s 2004 book, The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World Was Created (footnote deleted):

The Great Charter [Magna Carta] even struck a small blow for free trade. Chapters 41 and 42 forbade the king from impeding the travel and trade of merchants, both English and foreign, except during time of war.


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