• He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself. - Thomas Paine

Individual Freedom, International Trade and International Conflict: Cobden Was Right

By Alex Robson  
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 1:48pm
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 1:48pm

The proposition that international trade in goods and services, factors of production, ideas and cultures increases mutual dependencies, lowers the possibility of international conflict by making it more costly, and allows individual freedom to flourish can be found in the writings of Emeric Cruce, Francois Quesnay, David Hume, Adam Smith, de Montesquieu, John Bright and, more recently, Ludwig von Mises. Richard Cobden, was also a powerful advocate of this idea. Individual Freedom, International Trade and International Conflict

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