A fruitful discussion this morning with my Mercatus Center colleague Dan Griswold prompts me to observe that “export-led growth” makes no more or less sense than does, say, “yellow-things-led growth” or “rectangular-things-led growth” or “things-that-grow-in-the-ground-led growth” or “things-the-French-language-names-of-which-start-with-the-letter-‘T’-led growth.” Economic growth occurs only when, and only as, there are increases in the amounts and qualities of goods and services available...
The quote of the day comes from pages 476-477 of the 5th edition (2015) of Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics:Yes. And it matters not how Americans (or, more generally, how denizens of whatever country is considered to be the “domestic” one) gain greater access to goods and services produced globally. If the Chinese become zealous devotees of a religion whose doctrine requires that they serve Americans by shipping to Americans goods and services free of charge, then Americans are made better off.
Years ago, on my first day of law school at the University of Virginia, my torts-law professor declared “hypotheticals” off-limits: “We'll discuss only actual cases; I don't want to hear any ‘what-if-this' or ‘what-if-that. '” Later that day, my contracts-law professor announced the same rule: “No hypotheticals.”My disappointment was real. Hypotheticals are interesting, yet from the get-go in law school, we were barred from bringing them up in class.
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Selecting a term
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