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… believes that if a man refuses to perform an unpleasant, arduous, and pointless task – say, using a small hand-held shovel to move a mountain of manure from point A to point B and then back again to point A – unless he is paid a great deal of money to do so, then the society of which that man is a member is enriched if other members of that society are forced to pay this man a sum of money sufficient to entice him to perform that task. Comments

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… believes that if a man refuses to perform an unpleasant, arduous, and pointless task – say, using a small hand-held shovel to move a mountain of manure from point A to point B and then back again to point A – unless he is paid a great deal of money to do so, then the society of which that man is a member is enriched if other members of that society are forced to pay this man a sum of money sufficient to entice him to perform that task.

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He is a professor of economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education.

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