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Quotation of the Day…

… is from pages 143-144 of my Mercatus Center colleague Dan Griswold’s excellent and important 2009 book, Mad About Trade:

As if it were not enough to argue that free trade has lifted millions out of poverty, strengthened human rights and democracy, and spread peace, let me make one more bold claim: Free trade and globalization encourage individuals to behave in better ways. The same “invisible hand” that turns our personal drive for betterment to the public’s benefit also shapes our characters. The commercial and personal interactions with people from other countries that have come with globalization teach us tolerance, sympathy, humility, prudence, trustworthiness, and a spirit of service to our fellow human beings.