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Tuesday, July 20, 2010
The United States and Canada: "peace, commerce and honest friendship"
One of the major themes of 19th century French liberal Frédéric Bastiat is that market exchange engenders harmony. Perhaps his most famous sayings is "if goods don't cross borders, armies will."
With the help of friends in Kyrgyztan, China and Windsor, Ontario the Atlas Foundation's Tom Palmer explains this simple truth:
Posted by Kalim Kassam on July 20, 2010 | Permalink
Tell this to innumerable Ontarians and their lackeys in other parts of the 'country' - they want to retaliate against the US in every way possible, from shutting down energy exports to dropping NAFTA. Little do they know - which goes without saying for Ontarians - that they'd be undercutting their own livelihoods. If they tried something like this, they'd be forced to surrender within a couple of weeks, three tops for the extremists. Worse, any suspension of Alberta's energy exports would result in one fewer province and one more state. Get the hint, Easterners??? You people are so spoiled.
Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2010-07-20 4:16:35 PM
Pike, the only thing I would add is that dropping NAFTA would actually be good if free trade was allowed to flourish. True free trade needs no agreement since an agreement really only describes what is not allowed.
Posted by: TM | 2010-07-20 11:04:41 PM
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