Only an economist could have written this

I responded that economists usually analyze low regulation scenarios
first, as a baseline to compare with higher regulation scenarios, and
that I don’t endorse vague slogans – it is hard to tell who are the
deserving "poor" in the scenario I consider.  My explicit denials did
not much move James.

That is Robin Hanson, and I hope you are all reading his disagreement case studies.


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