Wait, what’s going on here?
Well, the column writer quotes Bastiat, so you have a pretty good ide awhat he’s going to say…. but on the other hand, he’s citing a Harvard economic study — it would be VERY interesting to find out whether the guys who wrote it have anything to do with Lawrence Lessig’s anti-corruption stuff.
AAAAAAND, here’s the study. It’s written in Academic, but at least it’s not Austrian High-Academic Incomprehensprache.