People — including business-people — sometimes talk as if business IS war. But war and commerce involve fundamentally different norms. In war, you get stuff by taking it. In commerce, you get stuff by offering other people things they want. Could this be part of the story of why war has declined as international capitalism has ramped up? >>>
LINK: Steven Pinker explains how capitalism is killing war (by [Author] in Source)
The idea that war is on the decline — that is, that there are fewer wars today and fewer people are dying from them than ever before — is hard for a lot of people to believe.
“when it’s cheaper to buy things than to steal them, people don’t steal them….”
What do you think?