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Unformatted text preview: o trade with foreigners. And they turned inward. That set in process a stagnation that only now is being undone. We shouldn't do that to our country." Trade is the number one factor that contributes to peace Gerald P O’driscoll jr is senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Sara Fitzgerald is a trade policy analyst at the Heritage Foundation. Orange County Register, Feb. 11, 2003 A report by the World Bank says that 2 billion people -- most of them in sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and the former Soviet Union -"live in countries that are being left behind. " These countries have failed to integrate with the world economy, failed to knock down barriers to trade and investment flows, failed to establish property rights and, as a result, failed to grow into modern economies.And, according to research by Edward Mansfield of the University of Pennsylvania and Jon Pevehouse of the University of Wisconsin, that's a recipe for trouble. Mansfield and Pevehouse have demonstrated that trade between nations makes them less likely to wage war on each other -- and keeps internecine spats from spiraling out of contro...
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