Apparently we all have to be conned into being evil

Source: Adam Smith Institute
by Tim Worstall

“Andrew Simms with his usual perspicacity here: ‘But the SUV craze has been driven by marketing, so an obvious step would be to introduce tobacco-style bans on their advertising.’ Consumers are fools who only buy because they’re brainwashed by advertising. Ban the brainwashing and all will be well. Using the car industry — home of the Ford Edsel — as the proof of this contention is something we might describe as less than evidentially valid.” (02/08/24)