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He showed that the equilibrium is an optimum if you use incredibly simple minded examples which are a large number of galaxy-widths away from any kind of political or economic reality.

The Invisible Handers took his argument and turned it into a crusade against the heathen savages who were - and are - badly in need of education, uplift and taming.

I'm not sure Ricardo was ever really about trade - possibly upon a time, perhaps, but certainly not for a long while.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Jul 24th, 2008 at 02:52:16 PM EST
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