Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Either goods or armies cross borders

Free trade might not solve all problems, but there is solid evidence that it helps keep the peace.

After reviewing the research on the effect of free trade in promoting peace, University of Bonn sociologist Erich Weede concludes: “Critics of globalization … know almost nothing about the international-security benefits of free trade.”

Weede goes on to list what he calls “causal links between free trade and the avoidance of war” that provide the basis for a “capitalist peace.”

Do your part to promote world peace: sign this petition supporting free trade.

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