Daniel Griswold

dgriswold@cato.org

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It Just Ain't So

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Myths About the Trade Deficit Abound

JANUARY 01, 2006 by DANIEL GRISWOLD

If Americans could figure out a way to bottle and export all the nonsense and half-truths that have been written about the U.S. trade deficit, the alleged problem might fix itself.

Book Review

How Nations Grow Rich: The Case for Free Trade

A Readable and Well-Argued Defense of Free Trade

JUNE 01, 1998 by DANIEL GRISWOLD

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December 2014

Unfortunately, educating people about phenomena that are counterintuitive, not-so-easy to remember, and suggest our individual lack of human control (for starters) can seem like an uphill battle in the war of ideas. So we sally forth into a kind of wilderness, an economic fairyland. We are myth busters in a world where people crave myths more than reality. Why do they so readily embrace untruth? Primarily because the immediate costs of doing so are so low and the psychic benefits are so high.
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