If there is a general sense among the people of the world that they want capitalism together with free international trade, then that alone is a powerful incentive to global peace. This is because it makes no sense to permit the international division of labor and complementary production to arise in the first place if there is a serious risk of war that will inevitably sever commercial ties.
In addition, nations linked by free trade tend to stay at peace, since it is not in anyone’s interest to harm his trading partners. Therefore, it is not “democracies” that do not go to war with each other, but capitalist nations united by trade. As always, liberty is far more important than democracy.
Finally, there is the Misesian point that a free economy corrupted by the state into making weapons of destruction is a contradiction, since these weapons end up being so powerful and efficient as to be able to annihilate the entire planet. Capitalism then demands a conscious ideological effort of all good people toward peace, lest this “capitalism” perverted into militaristic mass murder will doom us all.
Bumper sticker ideas:
Merchant of death: Feed me, Seymour!
You kill and you die for me.
Filthy rich in blood money.
The more people you kill, the richer I become.
Happily supplying arms to all sides in every conflict.
You really that naive? Tomorrow, there’ll be a new McCain, and another one after that. Your great shining dream of the future is just an illusion.
What does an economist drink for breakfast?
Caitlin Johnstone wonders why the mainstream media have not covered the US war in Yemen. She argues that it can’t be about Trump:
I mean, the aforementioned year in which MSNBC didn’t cover Yemen took place entirely during this administration, and every American with cable TV knows that MSNBC markets itself as the anti-Trump network.
If they’d wanted to use Yemen as another angle from which to criticize this administration they would have done so, instead of not doing so at all.
The entirety of mainstream media have been grossly neglecting this issue up until the last week despite having every opportunity to condemn Trump for it.
But there is an obvious answer. The mainstream “journalists” have never seen a war they did not like. Therefore, if they had covered the war in Yemen, then by their own imperialist ideology, they’d have had to praise Trump for it.
They’d have to gush that Trump is being “presidential,” that he is “making tough decisions,” that he is “fighting evil,” that the entire country ought to rally behind “our commander-in-chief,” and suchlike outrageous nonsense.
Their hatred of Trump exceeds even their love for America’s wars.
We need more white supremacy based on unmatched superior contributions of white people to society.
Challenge to Darwinists: evolve in a given organism a novel — as in never-before-seen, useful, and irreducibly complex — molecular machine.
Alternatively, take something like the bacterial flagellum. Improve it, make it more efficient via the Darwinian mechanism.
Denizens of Washington, D.C. are entirely lawless and wild creatures. When they do pretend to care about law, it’s only to use law as a weapon against their political enemies.
I wonder if US government soldiers experience some sort of sexual gratification from murdering their fellow men in their bosses’ wars?
The Democrats are not the “party of the people” but the party of “lumpenproletariat,” that is, of every crook, thief, vagrant, and pervert you can find.
To put the matter differently, both parties cater to their constituents at their worst.