glyph 321: economics, politics ... war, peace ... trade, commerce ... economic freedom more effective than democracy ... FLOW
"Peace Through Commerce" is a sustained campaign to help the world understand how commerce can provide a foundation for lasting peace. In the 2005 Fraser Institute Report on the Economic Freedom of the World, political Scientist Erik Gartzke of Columbia University reports the results of his research showing that economic freedom is fifty times more effective at reducing violence than is democracy. Economic freedom is crucial for a flourishing, peaceful, commercial society. How do we support economic freedom and thereby foster peace on earth?
Sat, Jul 15, 2006