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Unformatted text preview: abored to create an economically liberal worldwide network characterized by free trade and commerce, respect for international property rights, and mobility
of capital and labor markets. The economic stability and prosperity that stems from this economic order is a global
public good from which all states benefit, particularly the poorest states in the Third World . The United States created this
network not out of altruism but for the benefit and the economic well-being of America. This economic order forces American industries to be
competitive, maximizes efficiencies and growth, and benefits defense as well because the size of the economy makes the defense burden
manageable. Economic spin-offs foster the development of military technology, helping to ensure military prowess .
Perhaps the greatest testament to the benefits of the economic network comes from Deepak Lal, a former Indian foreign service diplomat and
researcher at the World Bank, who started his career confident in the sot ideology of post-independence India. Abandon...
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