Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on July 15, 2020

in Books, Growth, History, Myths and Fallacies

… is from Richard Vedder’s scathing review (from Winter 2012/2013) of Michael Lind’s book Land of Promise:

In my scenario, the heroes are not so much politicians like Henry Clay or Franklin D. Roosevelt, nor government bureaucrats like Vannevar Bush, but individual entrepreneurs whose vision, hard work, and risk-taking propelled the nation forward – great entrepreneurs like Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, and, more recently, Sam Walton, Steve Jobs, and Sergey Brin. And countless smaller, less well-known entrepreneurs who contributed to the nation’s rising affluence.


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