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“We” Are Doing Great Things

September 10, 2014 in Economics

By Robert Higgs


I never went to the moon. I never even wanted to go there. So you can just stop talking about how “we went to the moon” or how “we sent men to the moon.”

If other people want to go to the moon or to send someone else there, I have no objection provided they do not force me to contribute any part of the funds needed to pay for the project.

Remember, however, that no matter how impressive an engineering feat someone’s going to the moon might be, it indicates absolutely nothing about “our” ability to solve pressing economic, social, or political problems. To suppose that it does shows that one has no real understanding of the nature of such problems.

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