Tag Archive for trade

Reductio Ad Absurdum and Sleeping Bags

Using ‘reductio ad absurdum’ to shed light on the foolishness of protectionist policies. Brilliant. Shades of the great Bastiat and the Candlemakers’ Petition. Open Letter to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-AL): If promoting jobs in American…

Ridley Channels Hayek on Human Progress & Trade

Maybe the finest concise piece you will read this week, by Matt Ridley in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal. Matt Ridley: From Phoenecia to Hayek to the ‘Cloud’ – WSJ.com: “The crowd-sourced, wikinomic cloud is the new, new thing that all…