Saturday, July 16, 2016

On The Essence of Capitalism's Foreign Policy

"The essence of capitalism’s foreign policy is free trade — i.e., the abolition of trade barriers, of protective tariffs, of special privileges — the opening of the world’s trade routes to free international exchange and competition among the private citizens of all countries dealing directly with one another. During the nineteenth century, it was free trade that liberated the world, undercutting and wrecking the remnants of feudalism and the statist tyranny of absolute monarchies."

~ Ayn Rand in 'The Roots of War' (Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal)

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