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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

An Older First

The full text of the classic economics book, Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson, is now online. One passage [p.38] caught my attention:
If the reader will consult such a book as Recent Economic Changes, by David A. Wells, published in 1889, he will find passages that, except for the dates and absolute amounts involved, might have been written by our technophobes (if I may coin a needed word) of today.
Emphasis mine.

[Hat tip: Megan McArdle.]