Why Can’t These Officious Scoundrels Simply Leave Us Alone?

by Don Boudreaux on November 20, 2021

in Trade

Here’s a letter to the Washington Post:


George Will’s criticism of Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-MO’s) scheme for using tariffs and other industrial-policy weapons allegedly to protect American males’ manliness is appropriate (“Progressives have a Republican soulmate in the Senate. His name is Josh Hawley.” November 20th). Real men neither turn for protection to big brother, nor compel others to cooperate by summoning big brother to act as bully.

Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics
Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair for the Study of Free Market Capitalism at the Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030

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