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November 29, 2005

"The World's Worst Disease"

I saw the headline for this op-ed--"The World's Worst Disease"--and thought, AIDS? No, too obvious. Poverty? Yeah, that's probably it, an unoriginal Liberal metaphor.

Boy, was I wrong. Rich Karlgaard argues that it's the idea that wealth is a zero-sum game.

Nicely done.

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Christopher Meisenzahl

Great post, thank you! This is one of the basic ideas that is so hard to overcome when debating economics with people.

Chris
http://amateureconblog.blogspot.com/

brandon

wats the worst disease?

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