Hi Jade and thanks for replying. Be assured that at no point did I accuse you of ‘maliciously’ spreading misinformation. Perhaps you just made an honest mistake.

And I was mainly taking aim at your claim that “Any economist will be quick to point out that this will be disastrous for business.” Firstly, it is not true that ‘any economist’ would say this. Secondly, any economist worth his salt would appreciate it would be ridiculous to make such a bold and sweeping claim when there are so many factors involved that will not be constant in all situations.

Perhaps it would be best for you simply to admit to your error and thank me for pointing it out.

Of course, if you want to speculate about complex matters of economics without (it appears) having ever trained as an economist, that’s up to you. But please don’t claim that any economist would agree with you, when you have no reasonable basis for making that assumption.

What I’m mainly saying is: By all means say what you think, but please lay off the unjustified assumptions about what other people think.

To me, that seems like a perfectly reasonable request. What do you think?

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