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Trade makes us less likely to kill our potential trading partners.

Comment 11 by alovrin : But it doesn't stop you killing (or find other inventive ways of harming the other) anyone who your not trading with, and who maybe you have a beef with? Or maybe they have something you may want - lets say oil - but dont want to trade with you. Oh that's right we don't talk about that.

To summarize: if there isn't trade, then trade doesn't make us less likely to kill our trading partners. Brilliant rebuttal!

Updated: Sat, 04 Sep 2010 03:31:20 UTC | #511031