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Samizdata quote of the day

“It is the job of economists to point out trade-offs; it is the job of politicians and planners to deny that trade-offs exist.”

William Easterly, The White Man’s Burden, page 256.

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5 comments to Samizdata quote of the day

  • For a smile, read Brian Caplan on how government economists Toe the Party Line
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    [edited]  Jeff Frankel says, “In every case, the economic adviser managed to avoid saying something he did not believe to be true.” Fankel is damning appointees with faint praise. An independent thinker doesn’t merely “manage to avoid” lying.
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  • 'Nuke' Gray

    At last!!! Now we know what politicians and planners Do! So they’re not completely useless, then….

  • At last!!! Now we know what politicians and planners Do! So they’re not completely useless, then….

    I understand full well the purpose of the tapeworm that infests my innards, however this knowledge does not reduce my desire to see it flushed down the toilet.

  • 'Nuke' Gray

    Now, isn’t that maligning the tape-worm? Doctors used to laugh at leeches as medicine, but they are now used, as are maggots to get rid of dead flesh. Maybe they’ll find a good use for the tapeworm. Then you’ll be sorry for these comments!!!

  • MakajazMonkee

    Off topic

    But this is great, New Prius Helps Environment By Killing Its Owner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuecROckzq0