Free markets have room for everyone

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April 28, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Steven Horwitz  
Posted in Commentary

"Many of the most pernicious anti-market fallacies relate to labor markets and employment.  Perhaps the most damaging is what we might call the 'fixed pie of jobs' fallacy.  The crudest version of this argument is that immigrants coming to the United States 'take our jobs.'  The underlying premise is that any job a person acquires must have come at the expense of someone else, hence the 'fixed pie of jobs.'" (04/28/11)  

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