FROM “Cafe Hayek”: Gary Galles helps us to better understand protectionism.
Helping Y’all Understand Protectionism
Gary M. Galles – July 22, 2022
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Protectionism provides special treatment for political favorites at the expense of others’ rights and well-being. In fact, it harms all American consumers not given special protection, by removing options they chose for themselves (as illustrated by the fact that undoing protectionist policies could lower prices paid by Americans at a time when rapid inflation is supposedly political topic number one), yet it persists.
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Not only does it harm “others”; it trains “We, The Sheeple” that they can use Gooferment to live off other’s productivity.