Free Trade

A Discussion Paper published by:

The WORKERS PARTY
P.O. Box 685
Darlinghurst
N.S.W. 2010

[1975]

FREE TRADE

In society there are only two mechanisms of interaction which bring together strangers in a systematic way: Trade and Authority. In small groups of friends we observe affection, mutual goals and common concerns; but the small group model cannot be expanded to include society at large because nobody has enough time to learn, to exchange enough information, to “make friends” with enough people. A politician tries to be your friend, but this is hypocrisy and everyone knows that his handshake is not worth a cup of coffee, and that his smile won’t lower taxes if he is elected. Continue reading Free Trade