Support Globalization; Support World Peace

A Force for Good

I support trade for a number of reasons, the largest being its enriching power for all parties involved.  But there is another reason to support trade: it fosters peace.

For decades, China and Taiwan exchanged only threats and supercharged rhetoric. But behind all that talk, a major trade relationship has quietly grown between the two.

It’s one complicated relationship, but in a nutshell, they’re “frenemies.”

These are the opening lines from an article on, by local news station.  For decades, China and Taiwan have been at each other’s throats, and the US’ alliance with the latter causing diplomatic issues with the former.  But as their trade relationship has grown, so has diplomatic ties.  In fact, the two nations’ leaders will meet this weekend, the first meeting since 1949.  This is a huge step forward for world peace.

Over the last half-century or so, we have seen the

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About Jim Rose

Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at

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