Thursday, May 10, 2007

Economics and the Primitive Mind

Anti-immigration and protectionism views are the result of our uneducated primitive brains. Paul Rubin describes the problem and presents the solution:
All humans growing up in a normal environment learn to speak, but reading must be taught because it does not come naturally. Folk economic beliefs are like speech -- we get them without trying. A deeper understanding of economics is like reading -- it must be taught.

Via Greg Mankiw's Blog.

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