According to the Fiscal Times, in an appearance at a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week, Donald Trump told the crowd: “A lot of you don't know the world of economics and you shouldn't even bother. Just leave it to me, I have so much fun with it. Just go and enjoy your life.”
Ludwig von Mises in Human Action:
Economics must not be relegated to classrooms and statistical offices and must not be left to esoteric circles. It is the philosophy of human life and action and concerns everybody and everything. It is the pith of civilization and of man's human existence....
There is no means by which anyone can evade his personal responsibility. Whoever neglects to examine to the best of his abilities all the problems involved voluntarily surrenders his birthright to a self-appointed elite of supermen. In such vital matters blind reliance upon "experts" and uncritical acceptance of popular catchwords and prejudices is tantamount to the abandonment of self-determination and to yielding to other people's domination. As conditions are today, nothing can be more important to every intelligent man than economics. His own fate and that of his progeny is at stake.-RW