Comment: In conclusion, there are always fallacies that underlie

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In conclusion, there are always fallacies that underlie

In conclusion, there are always fallacies that underlie the arguments for protectionism which one can discover by considering the entire picture rather than maintaining a laser beam focus on short-term goals. After all, getting rid of poverty altogether by handing out printed money to everyone sounds good on the surface, but libertarians are all to aware of the consequences associated with that measure. Protectionism will always fail to meet its intended mark.

Yes, indeed: "fallacies", they sure are.

A good portion of them humourously debunked, say, "a while ago":

Petition From the Manufacturers of Candles, Lanterns... and Generally of Everything Connected with Lighting

http://www.dailypaul.com/274359/frederic-bastiats-petition-f...

Too bad so few paid attention at the time, and up until today.

Yeah, today's "age of the iPhone" (just so to speak) or not.

Believe it or not, I question more and more seriously we human beings to be actually capable of maintaining our long term memory functioning on serious matters, with lessons the price of which has TOO OFTEN been paid WITH BLOOD. A HELL OF A LOT OF BLOOD, by now.

Seriously.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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