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You might be a protectionist if…. – Publications – AEI

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AEI You might be a protectionist if…. … you claim moral superiority and take pride in yourself for allegedly caring more about total strangers in Detroit than about total strangers in Juarez. … you think it’s okay for Americans to enrich themselves by stealing the right to earn a living by denying foreigners the right to earn a living. … you think it’s okay to discriminate on the basis of national origin no less virulently than David Duke or any other overt racist would discriminate on the basis of skin color. Inspired by University of Rochester economist Steven E. Landsburg’s 2005 article in Forbes “Xenophobia and Politics.” Bonus Video (below): Fox News guy John Gibson interviews Professor Landsburg about his Forbes column, but he just doesn’t get it.  You might be a protectionist if….

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You might be a protectionist if….

… you claim moral superiority and take pride in yourself for allegedly caring more about total strangers in Detroit than about total strangers in Juarez.

… you think it’s okay for Americans to enrich themselves by stealing the right to earn a living by denying foreigners the right to earn a living.

… you think it’s okay to discriminate on the basis of national origin no less virulently than David Duke or any other overt racist would discriminate on the basis of skin color.

Inspired by University of Rochester economist Steven E. Landsburg’s 2005 article in Forbes “Xenophobia and Politics.”

Bonus Video (below): Fox News guy John Gibson interviews Professor Landsburg about his Forbes column, but he just doesn’t get it.

You might be a protectionist if….
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Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

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