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Response to yardwork (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:48 PM

15. But not unregulated "free" trade

Look at the wars and enslavement as a result of the spice trade, opium wars and the wholesale concentration camps from sugar, cotton and coffee trade. Look at the potatoe famine in Ireland for how trade destroys. More wars have been fought over trade then over religion, though frequently they were used to hide one or the other.

And Why should trade be free when people aren't? When you can't ever make enough money to cover a serious medical issue, unless you have insurance, that is not freedom for people. But is freedom for trade.

But in reality there is no such thing as "free" trade. You can Not have trade without some form of government to provide protected markets so people can trade without being robbed, or courts to enforce contracts or laws to prevent wholesale fraud.

There are not only 2 choices, free trade or Nationalism. There are many possibilities between those 2 extremes. But don't fall into the capitalist trap of thinking trade will bring peaceful coexistence. It never has before, why should it now?

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