How I Became a Hardcore Free-Trade Libertarian.

In 2010, I saw this video:

It all clicked. It all made sense.

Milton Friedman laid it all out: when people are allowed to work and trade freely, the mantra of society is “Let’s make a deal”. Deals are great. People like deals. They aren’t zero-sum games; in a freely made deal, both parties benefit. This is how societies become wealthy.

In the grand context, Milton Friedman was one of the best libertarian economists in history. His mastery of rhetoric was unmatched. This single Youtube video was all I needed to see in order to realize that free-trade is one of the most amazing and humane innovations in the history of mankind.

So, let’s make a deal.

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