"Everyone" Does Not Equal "Most Everyone"
By Bryan Caplan
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.