Thursday, February 22, 2018

Pay Attention Donald Trump: A Protectionist is Someone Who…

By Don Boudreaux

.... believes that rickshaws are a much better means of urban public transportation than are busses or subways because the number of workers required to transport any given number of passengers is much higher with rickshaws than with busses and subways.  The protectionist – assuming (contrary to fact) that he or she has any capacity for consistency in thought – would lobby to prohibit busses, subways, and even taxies, bicycles, and skateboards on the grounds that these transportation options employ fewer urban-transportation workers than would be employed by a policy of using only rickshaws.

The above originally appeared at Cafe Hayek.

1 comment:

  1. I can’t figure out if that Warren Platts guy is a troll or not. He comments on like every single Cafe Hayek post on international trade, and the arguments he makes in favor of protectionism are almost comically absurd.