Don Boudreaux Pulls Off a Neat Trick

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 9, 2012

In citing another’s words for a Quotation of the Day, he offers comments that could themselves qualify as a Quotation of the Day:

It’s an enduring mystery – one stirred up by the swirling torrent of errors and illogic that is mercantilism – that so many people (many of whom seem otherwise to be intelligent) will assert, with one breath, “That country is our enemy.  Let’s make it poorer by blocking its citizens’ abilities to trade with foreigners.” and then with the next breath exclaim “Our country needs economic help.  Let’s make it richer by blocking our citizens’ abilities to trade with foreigners.”

  • http://www.reddit.com/r/CafeHayek/ Invisible Backhand

    Typical Boudreaux strawman.  Has anyone said that, ever?

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