Free trade reduced to one sentence:

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    The more people with whom you trade the richer you get, regardless of whether they are across the street or across the world; the fewer with whom you trade the poorer you get.

    If you could not trade with anyone you would have to make everything yourself and you'd be very poor or dead.
     
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    Capitalism reduced to one sentence:

    Capitalism: capitalists have money, labor needs money, the rest is self explanatory.

    Free trade reduced to one sentence: there is no such thing as free trade. It's a myth.

    Just for shits and grins here's another curious adage:

    Or one I just made up:

    Never take wooden nickels. All paper money is wooden nickels. It is, think about it.
     
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    Right! It's called "working the numbers." The more contacts, the closer it brings one to a success. :)
     
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    He's still 100% wrong.
     
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    Is there a point here somewhere? It is amazing how much flawed logic one can stuff into two sentences. Most people don't "trade" anything more than their time for wages or a commission. Trade with other countries is a myth for 99% of businesses in the USA. There may be no one on this message board that is personally involved with "free trade". A hand full of private farmers "trade" what they grow internationally. The vast majority of US international agri trade is done by multi national owned super farms. Most of those products are owned and tightly controlled by the bio patent owners.

    With the exception of software, commercial aircraft and weapons and much of our natural resources there is very little we sell abroad.

    So I repeat...what is your point?
     
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    For a case study, refer to North Korea. The closest thing in this world to an Autarky. Also, one of the only nations in this world now defined by it's almost TOTAL lack of visibility at night as compared to it's Southern Neighbor. That 38th parallel sure is easy to see though.
     
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    Brutus: subject of thread is free trade. If you say it does not exist you are being stupid since it must exist if everyone is talking about it.
    If you mean it does not exist in practice, as opposed to theory, then you must explain what you mean rather than pop off with any silly feeling that appears in your head.
     
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    Brutus: I have no idea what you mean. Sorry
     
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    Huggy: Is there a point here somewhere?

    Brutus: yes , you should support free trade, not liberals

    Huggy: It is amazing how much flawed logic one can stuff into two sentences. Most people don't "trade" anything more than their time for wages or a commission.

    Brutus: did someone disagree?

    Huggy: Trade with other countries is a myth for 99% of businesses in the USA.


    Brutus: So did my Toyoto come from Mars???????????????


    Huggy: There may be no one on this message board that is personally involved with "free trade".


    Brutus: if you elect to buy a toyota you are involved in freer trade than if you were buying an American car because that was the only choice liberals gave you.

    Huggy: A hand full of private farmers "trade" what they grow internationally. The vast majority of US international agri trade is done by multi national owned super farms. Most of those products are owned and tightly controlled by the bio patent owners.

    Brutus: no idea what your subject is. You forgot to say.

    Huggy: With the exception of software, commercial aircraft and weapons and much of our natural resources there is very little we sell abroad.

    Brutus: of course that is silly since exports must equal imports. Our big companies earn half their income abroad.


    Huggy: So I repeat...what is your point?

    Brutus: the more free trade the richer we get. Getting richer is a good thing. Get it now?
     
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    Free trade creates wealth by encouraging specialization and increasing productivity.
     

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