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Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School

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07/30/2014Gregory Bresiger

War Follows Protection. Peace Follows Free Trade. As David Ricardo said, “If you want peace, starve the government.” Adam Smith believed that trade both refined the manners and improved the standard of living of a people. Throat cutting and xenophobia decline with the growth of internationalism.

Volume 13, Number 1 (1997)

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Bresiger, Gregory. "Laissez-Faire and Little Englanderism: The Rise, Fall, Rise, and Fall of the Manchester School." Journal of Libertarian Studies 13, No. 1 (1997): 45–79.