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Charity (9) George F. Will

| Mar 11, 2022

“In one recent three-year period, China used more cement than the United States used in the 20th century. That’s what’s happening out there. This is fast, and it is enormous, and it is wonderfully beneficial in Benthamite, utilitarian terms, greatest happiness for the greatest number. There hasn’t been anything remotely as good as globalization for increasing happiness and decreasing misery.”

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Wells King is the research director at American Compass.


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