> The part that *is* surprising (and particularly relevant to the SI
> is that even if some firm or country has a competitive advantage in *all*
> interesting markets, it will still benefit everyone if those at a
> produce in the markets in which they have the least disadvantage. All
> would be strictly worse off if the worst producers refrain from producing.
> The implications for the SI debate should be obvious.
Can I just briefly point out that chimpanzees, much less rocks, are not famous for migrating to janitorial jobs?
Besides, this doesn't hold true if the worst producers are using resources inefficiently that the best producers could otherwise use.
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