Bryan Caplan  

"Everyone" Does Not Equal "Most Everyone"

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Robin replies to my recent post on Hanson's Fallacy:
Few deals can guarantee to get everyone more of what they want, but by encouraging and enabling more better wider deals, the use of efficiency analysis sure seems to me to tend to get most everyone more of what they want.  Isn't that good enough?
Here's the reply I posted in his comments:
It would have been sufficient if you said: "When I said 'everyone,' I meant 'most everyone.'"  I'm not jumping on you for lack of disclaimers, but for stubborn overstatement.

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david writes:

I think both of you mean almost everyone? Or is this an Americanism?

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