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lucasI Arjo Klamers bok Conversations with Economists återges denna konversation mellan Klamer och ekonomipristagaren Robert Lucas:

Klamer: Do you think there are ethical problems in a capitalistic system? Do you think there is something like social injustice?
Lucas: Well, sure. Governments involve social injustice.
Klamer: But doesn’t government try to resolve social injustice?
Lucas: That wouldn’t be anything like my view. I can’t think of the pharaohs as being in existence to resolve social injustice in Egypt. I think they perpetrated most of the injustice in Egypt.

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Tips: David Henderson. Se även det tidigare inlägget om Lucas ”Hur förbättras livet för världens fattiga?”