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The best sentence I read today…. – Publications – AEI

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AEI The best sentence I read today…. …. is from Don Boudreaux commenting on Cafe Hayek about David Harsanyi’s article in Reason (“The Zuckerberg Hearings Prove Government Shouldn’t Regulate Facebook,” with the subtitle “Congress is filled with elderly politicians completely unsuited to regulate the tech industry”): It galls me to witness politicians, most of whom have never produced anything of value in their lives and who are in the business of using force to achieve their ends, sit self-righteously in judgment of someone [Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg] who has indeed produced immense value for his fellow human beings – human beings who deal with him peacefully and voluntarily. MP: David Harsanyi’s closing sentence is a close runner-up: The answer to quelling the outrage mob isn’t for the

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The best sentence I read today….

…. is from Don Boudreaux commenting on Cafe Hayek about David Harsanyi’s article in Reason (“The Zuckerberg Hearings Prove Government Shouldn’t Regulate Facebook,” with the subtitle “Congress is filled with elderly politicians completely unsuited to regulate the tech industry”):

It galls me to witness politicians, most of whom have never produced anything of value in their lives and who are in the business of using force to achieve their ends, sit self-righteously in judgment of someone [Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg] who has indeed produced immense value for his fellow human beings – human beings who deal with him peacefully and voluntarily.

MP: David Harsanyi’s closing sentence is a close runner-up:

The answer to quelling the outrage mob isn’t for the government to help Facebook entrench its position with some cronyistic regulation but to let Facebook fix itself or go the way of Myspace.

The best sentence I read today….
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Mark Perry
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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